These pictures show hard work.

The kind of work that’s born out of necessity. They show busted knuckles, permanently stained hands and bowed backs. They show people of all different colors from countries around the world working on everything from vehicles to lawn mowers to sewing machines in sheds, driveways and garages.

But what’s the one thing they all have in common? The art of repair. In a throw away culture punctuated by next day shipping and landfills, let’s celebrate these humans. The ones who repair rather than replace, who breathe life into the old and rusty, and who make do with what they have.

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