Submitted by Thamya Rocha
While documenting street vendors in Rio de Janeiro, I saw this man selling lychees with a wheelbarrow (first time I saw someone using it to sell things on the street). His kid was helping him to attract clients. Before, you couldn't find lychees in Rio, I think it's something from 3 years to now. The fruits were still with the leaves, what makes me think that he could have caught them himself instead of buying from a supplier.
The focus of the picture was him but after seeing it thousand times, I could notice that on the right there are two women. Observing both makes it easier to understand how some elderly people walk around the city. Rio is a dangerous place for them to be alone, specially when they have difficulty to walk. There's the risk of falling because of the bad conservation of the streets or being robbed, because they are seen as easy targets. In Germany, for example, with the help of a rollator, elderly people can safely walk alone on the streets.