Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Young Boy + Student, Humana India, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, 2016
It's time to include a boy from this community, as they impressed me truly with their manners and behavior during my time in this area. Unlike other places in India, the boys in this region rarely messed with the camera and rarely mocked my work. They cooperated as we photographed the girls, and were just as handsome incredibly.
This young boy stands in front of the landscape typical of this region. As described in the previous post, it looks like the mountains and valleys were raked by giants, and trees planted perfectly here and there. The houses are situated far apart, adding to the magnificence of the scene.
While it is certainly beautiful, all of the children walk at least one kilometer to school, some walk at least a few kilometers. Some of the students in this school walked to our session from across the mountains in the background.
Can any of us imagine doing so on a daily basis? Twice a day?
Because of the roughness of the terrain, we let the car go without us and walked our way back to the main road. This alone made me appreciate what these children endure every single day… a snapshot of their lives of course.