I normally say that the best part of travelling is the people, on the other hand it can be the worst part too, maybe because of tourism killing the roots of many places, maybe because you see on people the effects of bad people’s decisions or maybe because you expect more of some people on the place you go. In many countries the activities that support the economy have been destroyed and swapped for tourism activities, as an example, in a small Asian country we went, we could not buy fresh local seafood as all the fishermen are not fishing anymore, instead they use the boat for tourist transport to islands. Is that good or bad? You judge by yourself. I guess it depends on what are our prioritie$.
We live in a world where the word “priorities” has no meaning without the final “$”, culture is being overtaken by Tiktok, we prioritise quantity over quality, social media has more power than any president or king ever before, and people with no social media and no money have no voice. But they have something that we all can learn and we shouldn’t give for granted which is their experience and that will make rich anyone who listens. The best part of travelling is the people, let’s give them voice.
In this article I would like to show you some of my favourite portraits that I have taken around the world. Each portrait tells a story and each story is based in life and I am sure you will be able to read each story and hopefully learn about people without saying a word.