Street Life in Latin America | Photo Essay

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The following is a photo essay from Dutch travel photographer Sjoerd Booij showcasing street scenes from both Colombia and Brasil.  He’s a talented photographer who offers us a glimpse into the dynamic street life found all over Latin America.  All photos are copyrighted by Sjoerd Booij:

A travel photo of some Schoolgirls in their uniforms in Bogota, Colombia

A travel photo of some Schoolgirls in their uniforms in Bogota, Colombia

Some local men searching for shelter during a rainstorm in Bogota, Colombia

Some local men searching for shelter during a rainstorm in Bogota, Colombia

A police officer walks past a person living on the streets of Bogota, Colombia

A police officer walks past a person living on the streets of Bogota, Colombia

A guy holding an umbrella against the sun in Cartagena, Colombia

A guy holding an umbrella against the sun in Cartagena, Colombia

A worker rest in a construction area in Cartagena, Colombia

A worker rests in a construction area in Cartagena, Colombia

A shoe repairman hones his craft on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

A shoe repairman hones his craft on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

An elderly man on the phone in Cartagena, Colombia

An elderly man on the phone in Cartagena, Colombia

Two women begging on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Two women begging on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

A guy listening to the radio in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

A guy listening to the radio in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Smoking and socializing on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Smoking and socializing on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

The bus driver takes a break in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

The bus driver takes a break in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

An elderly man and his caretaker relaxing outside in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

An elderly man and his caretaker relaxing outside in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Ladies gossiping on the streets of St. Theresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Ladies gossiping on the streets of St. Theresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Two men working out administrative details on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Two men working out administrative details on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Artists working on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Artists working on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Salesman standing firm on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Salesman standing firm on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Two gentlemen dressed in formal attire talking in Bogota, Colombia

Two gentlemen dressed in formal attire talking in Bogota, Colombia

Old man walking in Bogota, Colombia

Old man walking in Bogota, Colombia

Woman walking in Cartagena, Colombia

Woman walking in Cartagena, Colombia

Old man sleeping on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Old man sleeping on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Salesman on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Salesman on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Selling fruits on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Selling fruits on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Making a cheap phonecall on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Making a cheap phonecall on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

The clash of cultures on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

The clash of cultures on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Salesman working on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Salesman working on the streets of Cartagena, Colombia

Name: Sjoerd Booij
Born: Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Currently living in: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Choice of camera: Nikon
Types of photography: Wedding, Lifestyle, Travel
My name is Sjoerd Booij and I am a top travel Dutch photograher, based in Amsterdam. I started photography about five years ago when I went on a six month trip to Chile and Argentina. At first it was just to document my trip, but I soon discovered my passion for more than just a snapshot here and there. When returning to the Netherlands it took me a couple of years to fully grasp the meaning of this new passion and only a year ago I decided I wanted to do this full time. I now shoot weddings mostly and try to incorporate a candid feel in what I shoot. My true passion lies with travel photography. It has something unique to be able to connect to people around the world and document their lives while documenting my own.
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