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Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera.To make ends meet, Maldonado has taken on gardening and janitorial jobs. He's worked as a security guard and as a photographer shooting digital Christmas photos of kids sitting on Santa's lap.At about $7.50 per portrait, a box-camera photograph costs more than twice as much as the $3 charged for a digital one.Because most people are unwilling to pay more for a box-camera photograph, Maldonado finally gave in and bought a digital camera and a small printer to make cheaper photographs.Seven years later, there were about 300 box photographers in the country, Chilean historian Octavio Cornejo said.
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