Some 500 street vendors from Senegal, India and Pakistan work in the streets of Barcelona. Arkasha Keysers talked to them about fake sneakers, bad beer and the fear of a criminal record.
Every day, an estimated 500 street vendors spread their cloths in the center of Barcelona. From that cloth, manta in Spanish, street vendors get their collective name: manteros. The manteros are mostly men between the age of 20 and 35. Approximately 95 percent of them come from Senegal. The question is also: where do the manteros get their fake stuff?
Together with the Spanish photographer Carlos Roth, journalist Arkasha Keysers went to investigate.
Senegal aan de Ramblas, Knack, 31/10/2018.
- Senegal aan de Ramblas. Tussen de straatverkopers van Barcelona. Knack.be, 30/10/2018.