A foot-pedal sewing machine was placed under the hanging bags

Sewing machine placed under plastic bags
Bag repair shop in Yangon
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As I was walking along a street in Yangon, I saw many small stores lined up in a row. I stopped in front of a bag shop. There were several plastic bags hanging from the eaves of the shop, and a table with a sewing machine under them. A man wearing glasses was sitting at the table. It seemed that this bag shop not only sold new bags but also repaired old and damaged bags. The man at the table must be a bag maker.

The bag man was chatting with his friend who was sitting behind him. In developing countries, it is common to see people repairing umbrellas, bags, shoes, and other items for a living. However, I have a feeling that this type of work will disappear as the economy develops. In Japan, no one would repair a poor plastic bag and keep using it. However, the man in the photo does not seem to have the slightest concern about his future. There was a tranquil atmosphere around the two men conversing.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11175

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

September 2, 2019

Modified On

November 27, 2022

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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