Shopper Stop

For hundreds of people, a livelihood begins when Mumbai stops for a brief 2 minutes at any of the city's numerous traffic signals.

The triple-light poles, the traffic islands and the zebra crossings transform into their workplace.

Of course, there are wandering trinket sellers all over India, but not in such staggering numbers, and certainly not peddling items that reflect a city’s eccentric tastes and quirks so aptly as Mumbai.

This is a project documenting the hard workers manning these pit stops and their odd arsenal of items that the city devours each day.

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