Sunday, March 13, 2016

Young Student, Humana India, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016

While in Gurgaon today, I thought back to my time in this beautiful state last week. Snapshots of the landscape come flooding back, the contrasts between the girls' fabrics and the earth, both in color and texture. 

This young girl is a student in Humana People to People India's Step Up Program, and will be transitioning to the government school within the next two weeks. Her home is located across the mountains in the background, and for the past 12 months she had walked over 3 kilometers to achieve her goal of making that transition.

The wind was blowing incredibly hard that afternoon, and held the fabric against her body securely. We made images as the fabric blew into different positions, while she maintained her composure perfectly.

I hope that next year when we do visit this area once again, she and her friends are indeed in the formal educational system, and that we can once again make photographs, perhaps with her in a beautiful school uniform this time.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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