Collecting My Daily Bread by Jose Juniel Rivera-Negron

This photograph was taken in a regular busy day at a neighborhood in Arecibo. Taking advantage of the traffic every day, this man crosses along the street waiting for the street lights to turn red so he can make his next move. Maybe he won’t make a fortune, but definitely, he will make his daily bread. I caught him looking straight at me so I had to give him a few dollars.

collecting my daily bread by jose juniel rivera negron

Nikon Z50 with 50-250mm | Exposure 1/40sec @ f/5| ISO 100| Focal Length 75mm

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Award Date
January 5, 2022



Value 11
Clarity 10
Composition 16
Style 11
Skill 10

Award Category
Street Photography

Photograph Location
Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the United States

Jose was born in the small tropical Island of Puerto Rico. Since a child he always had dreams, dreams to become a someone and travel the world. Then when he came to the USA, he confronted hard situations where streets, alcohol, and drugs was always there. However, after many years, one day he woke up and said “this is not for me”, so that’s when he went and completed rehabilitation. He thinks it is life that makes him to love photography, He wishes he had a camera in those crazy days to show the world how people are destroying their lives today. He wants to thank Light and Composition and its staff for letting him follow his dreams and achieve his goals and travel the world to show everyone that its possible even if you are 37 years old, is never to late for anything.

Current Location
Tampa, Florida, USA



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