One of the most beautiful things about photography is that it can speak all languages and I think that is what initially attracted me most to photography over other media.
Did you have difficulty gaining access to their homes? The image of a young child inhaling tobacco like a practiced old man is definitely jarring.
For example, I learned the value of a fixer.
Around that time, a person who I admire told me that people ought to pursue the career they wanted most as a child.