"Estela (the woman in the chair): I found her while she was walking in the street. She has a physical deformity (a hump), and she doesn't speak and has toruble hearing. She was with a friend, and I loved her personality, she was dancing and seemed very coquettish. I went up to her and asked to take her photo, and her friend helped me out to translate my request to her in signs. It took some effort to convince her, but I met her the next day in her house. While I photographed her she told me her story. It was difficult to understand without her friend but she told me that she'd had a son but that her sister took him from her, that she worked cleaning a house, that she had traveled by herself to the USA, that she'd been the groupie of a tropical music band and had traveled with them, and many, many more things."