Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Halim Ina, Global Community Portraits, Cleveland Print Room, Humana People to People India, July 12, 2013

In the hope that people will find these images as inspirational as the purpose behind them, we offer them for sale in order to benefit schools for girls in Rajasthan, India. With the support of Humana People to People India, we have formed a collaboration to work with five schools for girls in the wonderful State of Rajasthan. The images for sale are hand-printed and selenium-toned traditional darkroom prints made by me in my darkroom, at 16x20. Other sizes and price points are also available, please inquire for more details.

halim.ina@gmail.com



Girl + Ledge + Bench, Rajasthan, India

After a session of photography in the sun we decided to walk around the village and look for a different place. We ran across this space along the way and just happened to have more than our share of children around us to photograph. She was one and seemed to have prepared just for this moment. She was helped onto the platform by an adult and held still for her portrait. We hope that this evening a school in her village can find further support through our collaboration here.

Unframed $450
Framed $600
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India






Grandmother, Village near Gaziantep, Turkey

We were almost finished for the afternoon when we spotted a young girl as she was walking home. We drove past her from behind, and looked back to see incredible beauty. I asked my companions to slow down, and was advised that it would be less than ideal to stop. We slowed down and waited for her to enter a driveway, as she did a minute later. My companions now gave their permission to approach. Her family was present, and they welcomed us. We sat down a bit and showed our portfolio to them. They agreed to be photographed and we started with the young girl. The clouds had set in and the sun was almost down for the afternoon. We sat down to have some tea and kept looking at the sky for an opening. Instantly a small slit of sky opened up and the sun gave us our last chance. We asked the grandmother to walk over to an open area and she obliged.

Unframed $250
Framed $400
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India





Man + Blade, Mursi Community, Ethiopia

This man and his community live in extreme circumstances by many standards, do without access to modern medicine, formal education & the endless list of modern conveniences. To reach the villages a two hour drive over a mountain range is necessary, and this after a two day drive from the city. We decided the evening before to camp near their homes and were allowed to do so. We set up our humble tents which paled in comparison to their beautifully built structures. Instead of being alone, we were joined by a few men, each with an AK-47, and strangely enough felt quite at ease. The next morning we were the first to arrive since the tourists still needed to make the two hour drive. The mood was so peaceful, as the community had grown accustomed to us over the past few days.

Unframed $400
Framed $600
Smaller Prints Available
100% of proceeds going to Schools for Girls in association with
Humana People to People India