In Russia there are always people selling on the street, and street trade itself became a stable marker of a person in troubled situation, one of the forms of survival. I wanted to show an individual who copes with difficult financial situation in this way.

There is a story behind every portrait – former teacher, musician, policemen, military.. compelled to leave the profession and trade on the street. For each portrait, there is something that caused a person to go out into the street to trade: – the lack of a pension; – lack of work opportunities; – needs of money for an operation.