Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Question of Why, Nirvanavan Foundation, India, 2008

Why should she allow us her portrait?

What have we done for her to allow us this privilege?

Why has the world forgotten about her, used her older sisters to satisfy a primitive desire?

Why is prostitution her only choice, making a mockery of the word 'choice' even?

Does she have a reason to smile, a reason to dream of a better world?

Nirvanavan Foundation is working on all of the above. They are now in her village. A teacher from another town has come to provide lessons, books have been provided by generous people.

A little by little the world is becoming less hostile.

Perhaps she will give us a second portrait later this year. We will wait and see.