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Adana, the thirs biggest city of Turkey, has also it's old quarter with many old architecture: Such as the " Ulucami " (Sacred Mosque) where the faithful gather when the Imam calls to prayer. This shoe shine boy, was well installed bear the main entrance, and he was happy to find a lot of men who were willing to shine their shoes. He was prepared to offer them wooden slippers while shining their shoes.

So here were the assets, the mosque entrance, the praying men next to the door, the two boys and the patron In order to emphasize the corner where the action was, I decided to kneel down, and crop the head. My belief is the if I had included the head, the picture would have lost some strength, because there already was too many.
This year I visited again this place, but in the meanwhile the mosque had undergone restoration, and the set is not the same.

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