Street Haircut, 1995
In El Alto, like in other cities around Latin America, migrants arrive
readied with only what they can carry as they search for a new, and
more economically prosperous life than what they have previously known.
The urban existence requires flexibility in terms of employment opportunities
as use their skills and talents to maximize gain and make ends meet.
No need to make an appointment at this salon, just ride up and
park the bike out front. This temporary and transportable peluquer�a
represents the epitome of life in El Alto. Tomorrow this haircut
stand will be set up in another part of El Alto, as will the men
pictured be somewhere else.