Buying lottery tickets in Panama is part of the idiosyncrasy of being a Panamanian. It’s an interesting scene to watch lottery buyers anxiously hunting for their numbers every week. They often wait until the last minute to buy the winning number.
The ballots’ drawings are held on Sundays and Wednesdays. These days lines and lines of people are waiting to buy their “numeritos de la suerte” (little lucky numbers) which will make them rich. If they lose (and they will), no problem. They will return next week with new numbers in mind.
Below are a couple of pictures of the small lottery tables which are scattered throughout the city. You can’t miss them. Take a look.
Since its invention in 1839, photography has made radical contributions to the evolution of visual representation. The medium brought with it the ability to capture motion, document a split-second of time, and, thanks to its inherent reproducibility, allowed for the wide circulation of images.
From the beginning, there has been no single method for taking photographs. “Photography appears to be an easy activity,” photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson observed. “In fact it is a varied and ambiguous process in which the only common denominator among its practitioners is their instrument.” Photographs are made for a variety of purposes and disciplines, including portraiture, science, travel, journalism, propaganda, and art. The medium continues to be reinvented and rethought, shaped by technological advances in equipment and processing and the ever-changing cultural and social dialogues surrounding its use.—Museum of Modern Art