Shoe Shine Shoemaker Kunduz Afghanistan
© Omar Sayami

The Soles of Others

Shoemaker and bootblack in Kunduz: Waiting for customers at the side of the road on a main street in Kunduz is Rafi's livelihood, day in and day out. With his earnings, he is able to contribute to his family's survival. | Afghanistan

Small shady spots Stone in stone


  1. It’s a job for which great expertise is needed. And the years of practice have certainly given him a lot of expertise.
    Beautiful portrait: Natural and sincere.

  2. welch rundum gelungenes Portrait!

    wenn ich etwas spitzzüngig *) wäre, würde ich anmerken,
    dass er selbst nicht sein bester Werbeträger ist.

    *) bin ich aber nicht :-))