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Surprise_Vendor Spotlight: Nadine Gartmann (Surprise)
Vendor Spotlight: Nadine Gartmann (Surprise)

Singing in the Surprise Street Choir makes Nadine Gartmann (52) happy. Surprise is a Swiss street paper which also exists as a choir for its vendors and those in social distress. Nadine lives in a house with her sister, mother and pets and would like...

Vendor Spotlight: Henrieese Roberts (Street Sense)Vendor Spotlight: Henrieese Roberts (Street Sense)

Henrieese Roberts is a vendor for American street paper Street Sense, selling the magazine on the streets of Annapolis, Maryland. She also happens to be a fierce advocate of HIV/AIDS awareness and policy reform. Training as a...

Vendor Spotlight: Hendrick Beune (Megaphone)Vendor Spotlight: Hendrick Beune (Megaphone)

At 19, Hendrik Beune left his home in the Netherlands to study biology in Canada. He spent decades on the west coast surveying watersheds, building boats, and farming shellfish until a back injury sidelined him from physical ...

Vendor Spotlight: Richard Mills (The Big Issue UK)BI UK_Vendor Spotlight: Richard Mills (The Big Issue UK)

Richard Mills was a roadie and guitar technician for 15 years, travelling the world and working on tour with big name rock stars like the Manic Street Preachers and Catatonia. The 50 year old became homeless after losing work...

Vendor Spotlight: Harry Richards (Street Roots)Street Roots_Vendor Spotlight: Harry Richards (Street Roots)

Drug addiction led Harry Richards into homelessness and, eventually, prison. It was there that he discovered his talent for drawing. Now, he spends his time drawing caricatures of people for tips and donations, although many ...

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