Thursday, March 19, 2015

Young Boy + Home, Gurgaon, Haryana, March 18, 2015


Yesterday was spent with Humana People to People India once again in Gurgaon, India. We visited a slum just outside the city and witnessed the lives of that 'other half.' They lived under the most difficult circumstances like the boy in this image, three walls to his house and a dirt floor without access to the most basic of human rights.

They allowed us to make portraits of their children, first the boys in their homes and then the girls just next to the neighborhood. Every step we made through their extremely polluted alley produced hundred of flies into the air. The children were covered with them, and seemed to almost ignore the constant attacks. The smell was yet another sensation that overwhelmed me at first, then made me feel quite embarrassed since these children deal with such on a daily basis.

I admire the work being done by Humana People to People and its teams all around the world on behalf of these beautiful, strong people.

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2.