I love snow. But there are many around me who must work outside in all conditions. They’re often folks who were born in warm weather climates and who’ve escaped violence and extreme poverty, in hopes of a better life.
Anyone who thinks immigrants dream of leaving their hometowns, families, and friends so they can “steal” the most coveted jobs—or lounge around “collecting government handouts”—must be out of their minds. They more likely end up standing in a -1C/30° snowstorm to sell a banana for a quarter to pay rent and help their kids go to college someday.
If you live in NYC, buy something from a sidewalk vendor today. Even if your hands get cold paying them. #thisisamerica #snowyday #nyclife #streetportrait