Monday, January 7, 2013

“Wheelchair” Photograph

Bangkok is not well designed for anybody with a physical handicap and barriers in the central reservations of roads often mean that the only way for pedestrians to cross is to use the footbridges, such as this one, with their steep and often narrow steps. Very difficult for a wheelchair to negotiate.

This woman, however, is not actually hoping to get up the steps and over the road. She has carefully chosen the best place from which to beg where her disadvantage is glaringly obvious to passersby who are more likely to feel a hint of guilt or pity and drop a few coins into her cup.

Photograph taken at Victory Monument, Bangkok, Thailand

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