Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baluchistan Diary - Day 2 / Coal worker

He is one of the countless Pashtun coal workers employed on daily wages by thekedars mining coal and then sending it across Pakistan. I shot this today on my way to dam. At first they were very apprehensive, which is very usual in our part of the world, but then they settled and went about their work. This particular coal worker was very striking in his pose and very elegant. He proves the point that elegance can be in a poor man and in a rich man. It is the natural class some men and women carry. I like how he is looking at my camera. Very determined and not at all apprehensive. Or, is he?

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