A stroll through Seattle, the sun is shining, the city is full of tourists who enjoy their lives. Suddenly a disturbing sight: a man is lying on the ground, he looks like dead, you have to get close to see that he is breathing. People walk past as if he was nothing. A sleeping man under a tree, that was a pastoral motiv in classical paintings. Here it is a symbol of the brutal social and economic divide in America and people’s ability to ignore it.
Photo: © Christian Schwägerl