Friday, November 27, 2009

Farmer, Chota, Rajasthan, India, November 14, 2009

He decides to have a smoke after the farmers meeting, just in time for his portrait.

A few minutes ago, he was involved in a meeting of farmers, one project that Humana People to People India supports. These groups of farmers meet every month, share ideas and have even developed a banking system that allows them to loan to each other. Every meeting, the farmers put a little bit of money into a collective fund from which members may borrow.

Today, Babulal from the foundation directs the meeting, asks each farmer a few questions and gives them a chance to tell their stories. We record the footage and then take the time to make their portraits. Each enjoys posing for the camera, comes up with their own ideas, such as the farmer above.