17 November 2009

Kids at Kileshwar, Gujarat

Figuring us outThe wee girl was fascinated but had clearly never seen anything as outrageously weird as the tall, white, strangely attired person smiling from behind that enormous lens.

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5 comments:

Barbara said...

What strikes me about this photo is that each one of the children has adorned themselves with bracelets or a necklace or earrings. You mentioned the hardscrabble lives of the people in this series of photos, but they are so alive ... looking at us, as one comment said, and obviously engaged in life ... Thanks for these.

the watercats said...

it's always great to see kids being kids! We're such a great species in this form :-)

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, I guess kids will always find a way to turn themselves into works of art, notwithstanding what the parents think ;^)

Watercats, I agree!

Zhoen said...

Each personality so distinct. Expressions that will look much the same when the years have changed them otherwise.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, when I was preparing this photo yesterday I was wondering pretty much that — wondering what they're like now, almost three years later; wondering whether they remember me. Wondering too: would I recognise them now?