21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Smoking lady

I met this elderly lady while working on my longterm documentary about young people in Belfast. But when I couldn't find any young people in the morning because everyone was still asleep, I had a fag and a chat with this lady. She lived all her life in this loyalist stronghold, close to the city centre. She could tell me exactly which factory, which shop was where and when it closed in the last decades. The last one was a shoe shop on the corner. She now travels 10 miles to Lisburn to buy shoes. Meanwhile, on Sandy Row there are posters demanding social housing for the area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Camera: LEICA Q2
Copyright: © Toby Binder