This is a controversial image made in San Miguel, Mexico. It’s not uncommon there to find women begging on the street like this. It’s hard to take and see. The image has gotten criticism because some people thought I was exploiting the woman or not showing repeat. My answer is as a photographer I document things. Good and bad and try to tell a story. This picture tells a thousand stories and say a lot. The face makes the shot. WHat kind of stories could she tell us? What is her story? If the picture makes you stop and think, then mission accomplished.