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Mike Brodie’s photos of professional hobos and train hoppers

I’ve always been drawn to the idea of giving everything up and traveling as a vagabond train hopper. And Mike Brodie’s photo only feeds that fantasy. Brodie is a real-life, professional hobo and train hopper. Beginning in 2002, he traversed 50,000 miles through 46 states on more than 170 freight trains. And he brought a camera to document it all. These photos capture the anarchist spirit of the community of crust punk kids that enhabit this rare and beautiful sub-culture in America. This is the American spirit in the prime of it’s youth.

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