This is Part 2 of my photo essay on people sleeping in public, covering Australia and The Americas (see Part 1 on Southeast Asia). The photo project started in Southeast Asia where I saw people sleeping in plain sight on the street, apparently taking a snooze while at work. Who knew I’d find more people asleep on the job on the last two continents we visited on our trip?

Sleeping in Sydney, Australia

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Lunch break in First Fleet Park, Sydney, Australia; March 2014.

Sleeping in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Mid-day at a café on Avenida Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina; March 2014.

Sleeping in Copacabana, Bolivia

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Rent-a-telescope man on top of Cerro Calvario, Copacabana, Bolivia; May 2014.

Sleeping in Cusco, Peru

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Snooze break #1 at Mercado Central, Cusco, Peru; June 2014.

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Snooze break #2 at Mercado Central, Cusco, Peru; June 2014.

Sleeping in Havana, Cuba

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Waiting for the bus, Havana, Cuba; June 2014.

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Waiting for customers #1, Havana Centro, Cuba; June 2014.

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Waiting for customers #2, Havana Centro, Cuba; June 2014.

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Left: Guarding the Revolution at a museum; right: At Cervecería Antiguo Almacén de la Madera y el Tabaco. Havana, Cuba.

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Afternoon on the Prado, Havana, Cuba; June 2014.

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Too early at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana, Cuba; July 2014

Sleeping in Tillamook, Oregon, USA

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A chance of boring at the Old Iron Show, Tillamook, Oregon, USA; August 2014.

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13 Responses

  1. Jennifer

    Some people have a lot less shame than me! The only places I’ve slept (solo) in public have been airports during long layovers.

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  2. Pech

    I admit I do this all the time on public transit, but never at a Cafe… Why should naps only be for children or vacationers haha. Clever series!

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    • Peter Korchnak

      Thanks, Pech. I did intend the series to be “people sleeping on public transit” but there are always a lot of people around and taking photos with them watching was just too uncomfortable. It’s easier to be sneaky on the street and, it turns out, the photos feel more interesting that way.

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  3. Divyakshi Gupta

    A unique series indeed! 😀 very well documented, what perfect timing! The rent a telescope one is my favourite 🙂 I’d love to see more! 😀 I was tempted once to click a policeman on duty, never got myself to do it! hehe

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