Twenty :: Guatemala

‘Twenty’ part 9 :: Guatemala 2001

‘Twenty’ is an occasional series to mark the first twenty years of my work as a professional photographer.

After leaving Tearfund in 2000 I worked for a press agency in Bradford for two years, with only a couple of overseas trips in that time.  One was for children’s charity Toybox, to see their work with street children in Guatemala.  Their workers went out on the streets and met the most vulnerable children, many of whom were addicted to glue.  They also ran care homes and children’s clubs, offering appropriate support depending on a child’s or family’s needs.

Glue sniffing, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Photos: Richard Hanson/Toybox

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Glue snifffing, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Street children, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Glue sniffing, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Workers with street children, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Family working on a rubbish dump, Guatemala, 2001 :: copyright Richard Hanson via Toybox

Technically, the smallest images here have been rescued from an old website I had years ago, and aren’t great scans unfortunately.  The main images (first three) are from much higher quality originals.  These black and white images were all shot on a Leica M6 with a 35mm f2 lens.

There’s a gallery of the images from ‘Twenty’ with the main images all in one place, as well as on these individual pages.

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

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