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Why I photograph sex workers

Photographer Bruce Gilden’s latest series features a group of sex workers living under a bridge in Miami. They are all women who remind Bruce of his mum and what happened to her.

Bruce Gilden is an American street photographer from New York but he has done projects all over the world. In his recent series - Only God Can Judge Me - he photographed a group of sex workers living under a bridge in Miami. They are all women who remind Bruce of his mum and what happened to her.

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Image and credit: Bruce Gilden

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