Making A Fair Copy With A Typewriter Is His Job

Man sitting beside his typewriter
Shot in the city of Yangon, Myanmar ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The man who made a fair copy sat beside his typewriter by the wayside

As soon as I left a street bookseller, I found another street vendor. He wore a Longyi and sat on the edge of the sidewalk. Beside him, a wooden table was placed. And a sun sunshade was attached to the table. The top of the table was occupied by a big typewriter.

The place where he sat was in the center of the downtown. So there were some government offices around here. His job might be to make a fair copy of papers filed to the offices with his typewriter. I also saw the man doing business with a typewriter by the roadside in Kolkata, India. The situation looked the same in the both cities. Yet his business seemed not to go well. There was no customer and he had nothing to do when I met him. And he threw a sad look at me while he smoked a cigarette.

In spite of the spread of smartphones, personal computers were still uncommon here. However, his job could vanish in the near future. His expression seemed to express his hob's future.

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Dec 2018 MYANMAR PEOPLE

Where is Yangon?

PHOTO DATA

No

10815

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

December 2, 2018

Modified On

April 27, 2020

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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