Shoe Maker

One of my favourite images from my Congo assignments is of an old man sewing shoes. This is his son who cuts and prepares the leather for his father to sew.

In a tiny, dirt floored wooden hut in Bukavu, Congo, this man was working with his father to make shoes. He would cut and prepare the leather by hand before passing it across to his father to sew and assemble into beautiful hand crafted shoes to be sold in the tiny store along the bustling street outside. I couldn’t communicate with them beyond simple hand gestures, but was able to catch a few moments and create a captivating image.
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