Portraits Of Boston: A Union Job


“I got into construction right after high school.”

“Does anyone else in your family work in construction?”

“My brother does. He’s 11 years older than me, and he’s like a father to me. I was never close with my father.”

“Tell me something about your job.”

“It’s lots of fun. You learn a lot. It’s a union job, so everyone calls you a brother. People from New Hampshire come to work here. I spent last winter on top of Logan. It was great, and I was there when Obama landed here in April.”

“But it must’ve been cold in the winter.”

“Oh, I love the cold, and the job is fun. Maybe it’s because I’ve only been doing it for a couple of years. We’ll see.”

Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

This program aired on November 5, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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