Foot Soldiers


“Finding unexpected beauty in the hands of shoe shiners”

This hand: German Orellana, 55, Ecuador.
Photographs by Christopher Griffith.

Don’t miss photos of 15 other NYC shoe shiners in The New York Times Magazine: Shoe Shine Slideshow


  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:

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  2. love this and there is beauty and art found in most everything if you take the time to look closely enough.

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  3. Intriguing!

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  4. I respect the honor with which they engage in their work.

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  5. I’ve found no greater relaxing and stress freeing experience than when I had my shoes shined by a pro, while still wearing them.

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