Photographer's Note

I don't know her name... She does not know how to write her name...nevertheless, she bombarded me with questions about where these pictures would end up. I did not even try to explain what the internet is... maybe she knew, however...instead, I tried to explain that my pictures are to try and raise awareness about the situation of poverty. That I was working with an organisation to constuct practical solutions to help individuals like her... I suspect she did not understand what I was saying...

Its been two months since I started working with individuals like Nanda. I am beginning to get the sense that they do not have any confidence in their own abilities. The widows tell me that they wish that god had taken them instead of their husbands...They see their futures in rubbish collecting and living hand to mouth.

Dr Narendra Jadhav is Principal Adviser and Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of India. He is also a Dalit. I was reading an interview with him, in which he states "How is India expected to become one of the world's leading economies if the majority of the population are uneducated and have little to no ambition?"... I tend to agree with him...

Project: Underexposed - Lights in Dark Spaces

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Additional Photos by Kajal Nisha Patel (kajspice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 63 N: 762] (4542)
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