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Observing people

Everyday acquaintances

The man who sold roach killers (2021)

The recurring noise of the street gives way to a man dressed in a white coat, a supposed expert in exterminating bugs and rodents, a lonely worker who walks through the neighborhood with his shopping cart full of products for sale. He can be heard coming from afar thanks to his wooden percussion instrument, with which he makes a sound similar to 'toc' with an interval of four seconds, toc... toc... toc... The simple 'toc' of the man who sells roach killers, frequently wandering Guanzhuang street, among others, where he also stops to display his products on the sidewalk. Four years have passed and that man continues to work as when I first saw him, as if nothing had really changed.

Posted: April 27th, 2021

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