This group of boys were being typical kids in the streets of Catania, Sicily circa 1977.  When they saw me with my camera gear they jumped on the cart and made sure I noticed their pose! Yes, that one in the middle does have a cigarette, perhaps they were not part of the church choir!  In 1977-78 I had the privilege of spending six months in Sicily. I brought back many images and many more memories from that time so long ago.  Walking the streets and becoming immersed in workaday Sicilian life was one of my favorite ways to spend time. 

By the way, these carts were in frequent use during the 70s, although perhaps not this one!


Canon F1 - 200mm lens - Tri-X film

35mm negative printed full frame - (If you look very closely you may notice the edges of the negative ) 

La Sicilia, I Ragazzi

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