Beggars

Posted on November 17, 2014 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE

TOMMY HAMMARSTEN / UNITED PHOTO PRESS
Today, we meet them at every corner, they sit with sad eyes and mangled bodies.

Above is a mug a worn mug from a café or MC Donalds. They are dirty and eyes pray, pray for your coins something rattles in their mugs. If we look back in time was the most "A-puncher" or alcoholics on the street that disturbed environment with an unsteady gait and voice.

Those days are gone, we do not see alcoholics longer on the street, now is the beggar who has taken over every corner and in front of our stores around Sweden.

The creation myths of these people who all believe in, it's been prepared, you have cars driving them out around to beg, but is not always as you might think, I meet them every day, especially in the city, where they sit and waiting for the local bus that can take them to a store where they can sit and beg money for survival.

Many come in seasons often over the summer time when the weather is comfortable, now you can see them even in the fall when the cold has come, they bask in their worn throws and showing off photos of their children that waiting for there parents anywhere else in the world, pain, suffering in their eyes, and the tears to sit for a whole day outside a shop where all normal people buy their daily goods.

The looks from most people avoided and you feel a little uncomfortable, the old rumors about organized activity has taken effect, even if there is a poor man begging for his life, at home waiting poverty and a life without a future.
The world is changing...


Tommy Hammarsten United Photo Press 2014

TOMMY HAMMARSTEN / UNITED PHOTO PRESS

TOMMY HAMMARSTEN / UNITED PHOTO PRESS

TOMMY HAMMARSTEN / UNITED PHOTO PRESS

TOMMY HAMMARSTEN / UNITED PHOTO PRESS