Luis Gomez Rodriguez

“I take pictures to earn money to pay for my studies. Hopefully I can help my parents as well, they don’t have a lot of money.”
Career earnings
€ 10,407.00
Age
29
Birthday
27 September
Country
Peru
City
Huanchaco, Trujillo
In FairMail
2006-2009
“I take pictures to earn money to pay for my studies. Hopefully I can help my parents as well, they don’t have a lot of money.”

Career earnings: € 10,407.00

Luis in 2009:

I am Luis Alberto Gómez Rodríguez and I am 17 years old. We are seven brothers and sisters in total and now I live with them in the Florencia de Mora neighbourhood. My father and mother are divorced. I am happy to be with FairMail.Thanks to this project I am able to finish my studies and I got to know many beautifull places taking pictures. Thanks to my pictures and my dedication I was able to help my family. I used to live inmundo de jovenes (teenagers home) but I left. Now I live in my own house again and work in a restaurant in the Las Flores neighbourhood.
 At this moment I don't have a girlfriend and later I want to work on a cruiseship when I finished my studies. I like oriental food and I am studying to become a chef cook.
I started in FairMail when I was 15 years old and still lived in Mundo de Ninos. I had never touched a camera untill Janneke borrowed me one. Then I started taking pictures of everything I liked. That's when I started getting my first postcards. We have already made many trips in Peru. My family is very happy and I hope they will support me.
I got into mundo de niños* because I used drugs. When I was 10 years old I lived on the streest and sometimes didn't have enough to eat. One day a social worker took me to the boys home. In the beginning I didn't like it at all, but I got used to it. After that I lived for 5 years in Huanchaco.


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