Sunday, March 29, 2015

Young Student + Home, Humana People to People India, Jaipur, India, 2015


Yesterday we are here with Ashook and his wonderful team at Humana People to People India near the slums of Jaipur, where they do incredible work with and for the communities nearby. They have been working in this area for the past six years and have had great success with children otherwise lacking a chance for an education.
Rather than making photographs in the school, we ventured into the neighborhood for some photography, and were greeted by the most beautiful students in their own homes. This is an honor I have otherwise lacked during my previous visits, and feels just right.
Who says that a girl in a slum needs to be photographed with garbage all around her? Who says that she wants to be photographed in such a way?
Here, the girls chose their outfits and their positions, as well as their expressions. This young girl was a natural, truly a vibrant example of what it means to be human in the most difficult of circumstances.