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“There are some faces which you will never forget in your life”

This photography series consists of short, loosely connected vignettes tracing out the daily lives of the people in India. With my camera, during the past few years, I had a first conscious experience with the local people who live very close to the nature and a sharp comparison that I could make between the first world and third world countries. I had an opportunity to rediscover the fundamental realities of life. I carefully examined the different interactions of life, the aged and the young with subtle references to the tensions between the rural and the city life. My shots follow the trials and tribulations of the common villagers. The tropical downpours of India do not halt the eagerness of these village children. Gazing with curiosity and desperate for compassion, the eyes of these children are a chilling reminder to us of the great fortune the nation possesses. On my very close contact with those people, I captured the extraordinarily joyous face of the curious but innocent village girl. A hundred smiles are less for the love and kindness that I could find in her eyes. All the snapshots, taken together, gives us a broad view about the philosophy of human life, happiness through calamity and the continuous efforts for maintaining the dynamic nature of liveliness. The photos leave their regional mooring and rise to a plane of universal emotions. The underlying strength of my works finally explores many universal themes of life through reality.

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