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The Turban

By jonathanbp
I called this The Turban and deliberately created more blur for the rickshaw driver in order to tell the story of the hundreds of thousands (millions) of individuals simply not seen in our world - the men and women who tirelessly toil with physical labour in order to serve the needs of the few, often unseen, unheard and unrespected. Many of the rickshaw drivers pull their rickshaws with bicycle or on foot and live on a poor diet of much carbohydrate, little protein and not many vegetables. Their bodies are often ravaged with illness, are in need of chiropractic and osteopathic attention, a good meal, a bath and a good dose of love and respect. He is grateful for the fare he is currently carrying. He gains some solace from the knowledge that his karmic lot will be over one day and he may return to this life with greater fortune....this is generally his belief, maybe it is good that he has it, it comforts him.

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Tags: Photo journalism India Black and white Rickshaw Turban Jaipur Rajasthan Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:09AM
A rather interesting foreword, and a rather brilliant candid in support, good choice of processing, which is so very apt for this type of genre.

Regards Nathan

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