Monday, April 13, 2015

Sisters + Temple, Humana People to People India, Rajasthan, India, April of 2015



It was hard to post one without posting the other, since these are two sisters attending classes in one of our Humana People to People India schools in Rajasthan, India. It is even harder to see one without the other, since they are always present at the same time. Although different in their responses, they both react immediately with the slightest stimulus and run away as soon as they feel it is just too much to take!
They belong to a group of schools photographed by me since 2006, and are now enjoying the rebirth of their own school thanks to the contributions of many on here and elsewhere. Here they stand in front of the temple adjacent to their own classroom, itself a temple as well. It is almost unimaginable to me how beautiful this grouping of temples are, that they sit for classes in such enlightening spaces.
I cannot wait to see the film images made over the past four weeks, and will be visiting their village once again in two weeks prior to my return home. It will be nice to see them studying under the new fans in their classroom, as well as delivering the new rugs on which they will sit more comfortably soon enough!
When someone questions the validity of this project, or presents their doubts regarding the outcome, these two girls alone will ease my mind and move the work forward without pause.