In Photos: Vanishing Jobs Around the World

Elevator operator, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lizie da Silva at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in central Rio. The 49-year-old has been an elevator operator since 1997
Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Gnomonist, Saluzzo, Italy

Fabio Garnero is one of the last gnomonists in Italy. He uses traditional techniques to calculate and draw sundials on buildings. Here he is pictured working on a renaissance mansion near Turin
Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Ear cleaner, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mohammad Joynal. Commercially produced cotton buds are destroying the livelihoods of ear cleaners in Bangladesh, one of the signature features of street life in the country
Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images


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