Working man of India


Indian worker covering his mouth with a scarf

The street photograph portrait here features an older man laborer holding a scarf he has wrapped around his mouth to assist in breathing.  From the sacks behind the man, it suggests that he works with fine-ground flour or grains that put particles in the air, making it difficult to breathe.

I recently read an article about a global study that reveals Indians are the most hard-working people in the world. According to the survey, 69% percent of the Indian workforce would work longer, even if not paid more. This stock photo is of a hard-working older man lifting huge sacks on a hot, humid day in Southern India. The photograph focuses on the individual’s eyes, revealing the hard life of labor that he has led — the scarf covering his mouth and nose filter the dust in the air.

Copyright: Dan Kosmayer
Image ID: 1333
File size: 6.9 MB
Dimensions: 4335 x 3468 px | 300dpi
Releases: Model – no | Property – no

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