Giri Nagar, New Delhi, India

16 Jul

A mother and child, outside two neighbouring NGO charity buildings in a slum area, one helps differently-abled people, the other provides extra education for children from the slums called Project Why and is who I work for. While taking a group of students from the charity on a photography project, one youngster spotted this lady and her son and asked to take their photo. Without a change of expression or moving or posing, a little wobble of the head signaled it was alright, they looked into the youngster’s camera and he got the shot of the day, while I captured the moment from aside. I love the serious expression on the lady’s face, it asks a story to be told of why so, what has happened to make you not smile, to frown so? As I continued to watch the lady I realized her expression wasn’t sadness or sorrow, though certainly she has known hardship,  it is actually one of serene amusement, of pride, of reserve, a moment later her son was laughing and playing, this was just a fleeting moment but beautiful and rewarding to capture.

feet,toes,mother,child,Giri Nagar, New Delhi, India

Very poignant shot, hard to tell what they are thinking without your words.

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And here is a video from Project Why

6 Responses to “Giri Nagar, New Delhi, India”

  1. annetbell July 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    You are right….the Indians seem always to smile for the camera…does make you wonder why the seriousness…and with the little guy. LOvely shoT. .. namaste. . .Anne

  2. jdubj July 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Many thanks for posting my photo. Also for adding the wonderful video from Project Why, I helped in the making of it and watching it still brings emotion…
    Keep Toemailing toe peeps.

  3. Clanmother July 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Amazing, remarkable and timely! We need to seek peaceful solutions in our perilously divided world.

  4. sadatanuwar July 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on and commented:
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  5. Anzaholyman July 17, 2013 at 2:55 am #

    Reblogged this on Anzaholyman's Blog and commented:
    Love it!

  6. callingonangels July 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on Diary of a Crazy Awesome Person and commented:
    This was so heart warming. Not to mention that Imagine by John Lennon is my mantra! Please take a look and help spread the word out. This is why we are here. To help others. No dream is ever too big or too small. Namaste.

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