I spent a week in Barcelona and each night watched as the many homeless people after a day of begging would spend whatever they had on drink and drugs, while "partying" with their friends. It struck me that this party each night was a means to escape the reality of their lives. Many would not make it back to their cardboard homes in the doorways of nearby alleys, and would collapse in the street. The last one standing would then do a tour around and rob their "friends" of whatever they had left. You can see this man’s pocket are inside out as were the other five or six men lying around, with two other men staggering back to the pub to spend their booty !
Photographer: Glyn Davies