Adelfa's Market, 2009
All her life Adelfa dreamed of running a food store. Her father worked at the train station and her mom was a washerwoman. She started at the market when she was seventeen and has continued for over forty-five years. Adelfa was upset when I brought her a copy of the pic- ture because her cans were not as neatly arranged as they were in the photograph. She had had eye surgery and couldn’t move much, so the place looked more disorderly than usual. She promised she would soon re- cover and straighten it up. Adelfa doesn’t have any chil- dren and worries that no one in her family will be inter- ested in running the market.
Lezama, Buenos Aires Province