Saturday, April 14, 2012

Girl Sitting in the Back Row, Sample Image, Humana People to People, Rajasthan, India, November 17, 2009

Made with the instant camera, this is a portrait of a student from the same village as in the last post. As a matter of fact she is sitting in the back row trying to hide while holding up a child. The sun has just begun to show itself and she is one of the first to be photographed. A few of the older students stepped up first and she is the first of the younger girls to show herself to the camera.

The landscape behind her surrounds her village. Her clothes are lovingly attended to over they years, handed down from previous generations. Evidence of this love can be seen in the stitching and the pride in her face. This is how she choose to present herself to us.

This image was made perhaps around 8:00 a.m. on this beautiful morning, with blue skies all around. We hope to help her school reopen and to see her later this year attending classes.

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