Photographer's Note

Venturing out of the beaten track, I felt always as a bizarre creature in India, also in small, untouristy Indian cities... Arriving out of the blue in this remote hamlet high up on the hills, the children (and the adults) were wondering why I had come, who I was etc... As we could not communicate with words, I smiled constantly and tried to reassure them that I was just a crazy but harmless middle aged woman.

As a way to enter into contact, I took lots of photos - showing the LCD to the adults was easy but for the children, it was more difficult, so I aimed at animals first and approached slowly to show the result...

First I was at a distance and behind the goats ; this photo was taken some moments later when they got a bit used to my presence, but I could not approach the 2 children on the left closer than 5 metres, at which point they quickly ran away !

NB : ... Conversations only with gestures ; they don't go down very often, only market days 'if' they have something to sell (livestock).
(there is a series of 10 photos in total incl. the WS, that you can view in chronological order with the link on top of the note here), I'll place this one in the series later on.

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