Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

One doesn’t always have change to spare, but when someone reaches their hand out, the least anyone can give, is a smile.

This is how all the interactions I have with people panhandling start. With a smile. And a genuine “Hi. How are you?”

I’ve had amazing conversations with people on the streets, I’ve learned things about history and geography; I’ve learned about cultures I’m not from; about our society, about literature, art, and philosophy. I’ve laughed, and I’ve cried; I’ve both felt joy and anger; hope, and despair.

To me, these are so much more than pictures, or even portraits. They are memories; recollections of encounters that shaped me into the person I am today. I’ve grown more as a human being by speaking with all these people than by listening to all of the teachers who’s class I attended during my education.

And I’m sharing them here today for I hope they’ll make you want to stop, listen, and grow with these people too.

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

Mama Does Not Like the Camera by Mikael Theimer

 

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