I left home today with two pieces of mail. One a DVD I sold on ebay and the other a disc of images for a client. That may seem mundane enough, except I took it to a protest of postal workers and waded through the crowd to place it in a blue box. Once my hands were free, I got to work capturing the very same people who would probably help deliver my items.
Reuters recently published this story and a package of pictures I shot back in November. While delivering mail on Chicago’s North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear.
Every day I walk through the front door and step over my mail. When I pick it up, I never think about where its been or how its made it to my homeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ God only knows, I guess.
Well sort of. After spending most of yesterday with United States Postal Service employees, I know a lot more about how it made its way to my door than ever before.