Persona X

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The owner of this house in Villa El Salvador (Lima) didn’t want to be photographed, but let me take a picture of the place where she uses to cook. She sells food to construction workers at lunch time. She was born in the Sierra Central, but came to Lima twenty years ago. The business and the house don`t meet any requirement set out by authority. There are at least two countries inside Perú: the formal country and the informal country.
La señora que me permitió fotografiar esta parte de su casa se dedica a vender almuerzos a obreros de construcción civil. El negocio y su casa escapan de la formalidad. El personaje, invisible en la foto, es igualmente invisible para diversas instancias del Estado. El negocio y mil sacrificios le han permitido construir una vivienda de dos pisos e invitar de vez en cuando a familiares que aún viven fuera de Lima.

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