In March I took one of my favorite photos, which I entitled Pray. It showed a woman begging for change on the via dei Fori Imperiali. This past week I happened upon her again, still on via dei Fori Imperiali, just on the other side of the road and with a different scarf on her head. She always has her face buried so far into the ground and barely moves, I always wonder what she would actually look like standing up. I also found the tag “No Nazi Zone” written on the sign behind her quite intriguing and yet indicative of particular struggles within the city. To me it’s a quiet, yet powerful image.
While I’m at it, I also want to call some attention to a wonderful photoblog I happened upon the other day. It’s run by two Italian photographers who live in Rome, and I must say, I’m pretty jealous of how talented they are. The blog is called Naked Rome and just started last month, but if the first posts are indicative of the quality, I’ll say that they’ll be giving me a run for my money! It’s definitely an inspiration.