Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
Life is colorful in La Boca, a riverside Buenos Aires neighborhood where tourists flock to buy souvenirs on cobblestone streets flooded with the yellows and oranges, blues and greens of the shops.
As dusk falls, tourists abandon the port for the city’s center, and even the curbside vendors quickly pack up and leave. Within moments, streets that bulged with throngs of people are empty.
Behind the facades of the tourist attractions, the people of La Boca struggle to make ends meet. They live in an atmosphere steeped in uncertainty and loneliness. They struggle with drugs and promiscuity. Read More