Saturday, January 11, 2014

Refugee + Kitchen, Uttar Pradesh, India, November, 2013


This young girl sits in her family's open kitchen while we walked by, a refugee in her own country. Her people long to go back but also understand that going back is impossible now. For reasons never understood people have placed this community in danger, and now this young girl has nothing other than this plot of land to reclaim her life in at the moment. The good people of the surrounding villages are working hard to provide them with the basic necessities, even though the villagers themselves have little for their own families. The time spent with these refugees, and the surrounding villages, has been quite inspirational, and has given me further purpose in this land.

The street here is nothing more than a dirt path, but this family is doing their best to make it a home for their children. With the help of my dear friend Asrar we were fortunate enough to have been given access to this community in the hope that their plight may be heard outside of India. For within the country nothing has been done, very little exposure has been provided to their situation through the usual media outlets.

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2, hand-held and edited for size and tones only.