Near the city center of San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a local child named Diego walks the streets and earns money by selling flowers to tourists. How old could he be? Three, four?
Whitford has managed to capture an image that is simultaneously heart wrenching and heartwarming. The cuteness and charm of the young Diego with his baby face draws the viewer in, while questioning the circumstances of little Diego's life. Why is he on the streets selling flowers? Where are his parents? Does he have parents? This photograph takes a true comprehension of the image’s context to understand the disparity of social strata in the diversity of cultures.