13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Unseen Music

This is an image of one of the many artists trying to make a living in the underground Paris metro. The locals there are so used to these talented "starving artists" that they quite literally pretend they are not there. As an artist brought up by people who pushed me to always be myself, I saw this particular man's tragedy as he struggles to both play his priceless music and exist in a money-ruled economy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2015
Photo Location: Paris, France
Camera: iPhone 5
Copyright: © Elizabeth Cross