Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Adelina

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Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Adelina

150.00

Gelatin silver print, 13.5 x 9.5 matted 16x20.

ADELINA
Adelina crossed the Mexican border as a teenager, and sewed in a factory in New York’s garment district for 17 years. After obtaining citizenship through her employer, she realized that street vending offered more money and freedom. Because New York makes it nearly impossible to get a vending permit, she works with a Dominican ices company in warm weather; the company also runs garages, and sells the carts, ices, and related accessories. The price of cups and napkins is higher through the company than other shops, but garage rental is only $5 per day with no payment required in the winter time. Although her potential daily earnings as a vendor are higher, as a single mother of three—with one in college—she would struggle if a local laundry didn’t keep a winter job open for her.

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