Forever Together
Forever Together

They were both 100 years old, what a collective trove of experiences and memories they must have created together!

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The Pose
The Pose

As I raised my camera, the two lovely spirited Gypsy girls struck a pose, and boldly and confidently modeled for me, proud, unafraid with not a trace of shyness. They belong to the Gadiya Luhar community which is known for their gender equality. It shows in their eyes. 

Sisters
Sisters

Muskaan, the older sister, held my hand as we walked the streets of Agra, and her farewell words were - "didi, aap hume bhool to nahin jaoge." (Please don't forget me). Broke my heart. #soulful

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Morning at the watering well
Morning at the watering well

The village women come to the well every morning to fill water for their daily needs.  Beautiful light, beautiful collaboration, beautiful choreography.

Irish in Areco
Irish in Areco

I took this shot through the window of this beautiful couple's home in Areco.  And then they invited us into their beautiful home, and told us the sad story of the loss of their daughter to cancer. 

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Mother and child
Mother and child

This was my second year of photographing her, and she clearly trusted me. When I went up to her, she instantly struck a pose through the veil while continuing to breast feed her baby very naturally, with not a hint of self-consciousness. #motherandchild

Light and shadow
Light and shadow

The man is in the light while the woman is in the shadows. That's an apt metaphor for the respective status of men vs women in many Indian communities particularly where this picture was shot, in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. I must add though that the man in the picture is a lovely man, caretaker of #Chandelaogarh, who invited me to his home in the village.

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Forever Together
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The Pose
Sisters
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Morning at the watering well
Irish in Areco
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Archana_170130_0426.jpg
Archana_170118_7422.jpg
Archana_140209_2417.jpg
Mother and child
Light and shadow
21523267285_7c2cab94b5_k.jpg
Forever Together

They were both 100 years old, what a collective trove of experiences and memories they must have created together!

The Pose

As I raised my camera, the two lovely spirited Gypsy girls struck a pose, and boldly and confidently modeled for me, proud, unafraid with not a trace of shyness. They belong to the Gadiya Luhar community which is known for their gender equality. It shows in their eyes. 

Sisters

Muskaan, the older sister, held my hand as we walked the streets of Agra, and her farewell words were - "didi, aap hume bhool to nahin jaoge." (Please don't forget me). Broke my heart. #soulful

Morning at the watering well

The village women come to the well every morning to fill water for their daily needs.  Beautiful light, beautiful collaboration, beautiful choreography.

Irish in Areco

I took this shot through the window of this beautiful couple's home in Areco.  And then they invited us into their beautiful home, and told us the sad story of the loss of their daughter to cancer. 

Mother and child

This was my second year of photographing her, and she clearly trusted me. When I went up to her, she instantly struck a pose through the veil while continuing to breast feed her baby very naturally, with not a hint of self-consciousness. #motherandchild

Light and shadow

The man is in the light while the woman is in the shadows. That's an apt metaphor for the respective status of men vs women in many Indian communities particularly where this picture was shot, in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. I must add though that the man in the picture is a lovely man, caretaker of #Chandelaogarh, who invited me to his home in the village.

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