Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grandmother, Humana People to People, Rajastshan, India, November 19, 2009

A glimpse into the women's strength outside the courtyard is this portrait. With men to her right and behind me, she stands uncovered and with her smile in defiance. This is their predecessor, the women from the previous blog post.

For most of the session we photograph the younger girls, students from the Humana People to People school in the village. Then perhaps seeing how difficult the work is becoming a few of the older women stand by in support and then walk to have their portraits, as in solidarity with the younger generation. They see their daughters attempting to do what they perhaps were unable to do in their youth, and this inspires them.

It is moments like this one that motivate me to continue with this work.

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