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"The work ethic is not lost; work is largely obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

I made this portrait of an Algerian protester in front of the Opera Bastille (Carlos Ott) in May this year. They were protesting citywide for fair pay and job opportunities that resulted in a clash with police later in the day. Regardless of what the French claim they are deeply protective of their culture and it manifests itself in this case in the form of prejudice. The irony is that for many of these workers French is their first language and under French law they are French citizens. Colonialism is a bitch.