Cairo shoemaker

Fouad Bekheet, 65, sitting on the right, repairs shoes at a shop in Cairo. He has been hand-crafting footware and making repairs  since he was 14 years old. When he first started in the trade, he made all repairs by hand; now he sometimes uses a sewing machine.

( Holly Pickett / For The Times / March 10, 2009 )

Fouad Bekheet, 65, sitting on the right, repairs shoes at a shop in Cairo. He has been hand-crafting footware and making repairs since he was 14 years old. When he first started in the trade, he made all repairs by hand; now he sometimes uses a sewing machine.

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