Sunday, February 2, 2014

Elder + Refugee, Camps, Uttar Pradesh, India, November 21, 2013

A quick scan of the film just processed is being shared here. This woman, and her community, have been uprooted from their homes in a most violent way, and now live in tents made of thin fabric and plastic sheets.

The sadness described above is occurring in Uttar Pradesh, India. Tens of thousands of people are living in over two dozen camps, with only the help of the local villagers being offered. The government is absent thus far, and into this void the local villagers have stepped. They have given their lands for the sake of this community, and have also provided the building materials for proper homes to be built.

Note: This image was made with available light, on a dirt path and with a Hasselblad 555ELD/180mm combination onto the film shown in the scan.

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