1997 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Stephan Vanfleteren

Agence Vu

01 January, 1996

Hoboes. The Depression of the 1930s forced many Americans to travel around looking for work. Ever since then hoboes have been riding the railroad all over the US. Estimated at 30,000, today's hoboes include illegal immigrants, veterans of the Vietnam War and yuppies who have given up their jobs for an uncertain but adventurous life.

About the photographer

Stephan Vanfleteren

Stephan Vanfleteren lives and works in his native Belgium. After his photography studies he started to work as a freelancer in 1993. His black-and-white documentary photography ...

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