Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sewing Teacher + Classroom, Rajasthan, India, 2017

She stands in front of her home, over eleven years after her first portrait was made just a few meters away. For those of us from this circle involved in this movement, we present her portrait. Her aunt teaches the younger students on behalf of Nirvanavan Foundation, while she holds sewing classes for the older girls in her village. 

She is a force to be reckoned with, a true testament to the power of education. Rather than sitting on the floor like the older women in her village, she sits on the chair with such poise, and speaks as an equal to all those visiting her home.

It has been a privilege to have seen her transformation over the years. She began as a young girl, barely able to look my way when being photographed. Last year she asked for our support when she moves forward to begin a sewing class in her new husband's village. She has transformed from a shy student to a powerful proponent of social change.

This is the change people speak about, and I salute all of those involved for making this change a reality in her village!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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