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Masaya Sandalmaker

2007 International Photography Exhibition
“Masaya Sandalmaker”
Location: Monimbo, Masaya, Nicaragua
Photographer: Katherine Borland
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "This is my friend Carlos Centreno's helper in his home-based sandalmaking operation.  I took the photo because the students in the service learning group had taken orders for sandals that Carlos and his helper subsequently made for us.  The profits form the sale helped purchase a water tank for the neighborhood school, which had no running water during the day.  It's important to me because it reminds me of a fantastic visit, fantastic friends, and fantastic students.  The students in the group also really liked this photo from a formal perspective, and that makes it important to me as well."