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Collecting wood from the jungle for domestic cooking...

By debu    
In India, a high density of people is dependent on forest products in order to cook, to heat the houses and to feed the cattle. This has been a tradition for decades if not centuries among Indian villagers. Wood is indeed a privileged energy source since it is free of cost and is, for now on, still available. But this wood collection is step by step destroying the ecosystems of the forests.

Tags: Photo journalism Portraits and people

Voters: luckybry, morpheus1955, Badgerfred and 32 more

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Tibetan 5 3 England
2 Feb 2013 11:40AM
It happens all over the world Debu, shamefully here trees are cut down daily to make room for more and more houses, but the trees are not replaced, still I like your photo and the wood is not wasted as it is here, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Feb 2013 11:42AM
A great portrait of lowly but cheerful life!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Feb 2013 11:43AM
The wood can't last for ever, Debu, what happens when it runs out? A fine capture of rural life. Carol
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Feb 2013 12:06PM
Excellent reportage photography Debu.


ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 12:17PM
Another nice candid image..

2 Feb 2013 12:34PM
A fine image! I like the colours and the snapshot of local life. And he does look cheerful.
2 Feb 2013 12:46PM
A lovely image Debu
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
2 Feb 2013 1:07PM
Very informative write up and pic. Patti Smile
a lovely colorful shot well taken.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 2:35PM
A happy man doing a necessary job.
You just need somebody to plant more trees
to try and keep a balance.
2 Feb 2013 3:09PM
fine capture Debu

2 Feb 2013 3:35PM
A happy face, although poverty is a part of life.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 3:43PM
Nice shot and great write up.

It is a world wide dilemma, but what choice do poor people have? It is up to the wealthier members of society to plant more trees.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Feb 2013 5:46PM
A great and verry colourful imageSmile
evelen 13 5 England
2 Feb 2013 6:07PM
great capture colours and detail .
What a lovely enchanting pose you should be proud of
your work as it displays your people beautifully.
Well done. WesternRed.
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
3 Feb 2013 6:35PM
Well captured male portrait viewed here. Itís understandable why people with very little money go into the forest to bring home wood for cooking and heating.

Pleased to be number 30 on this upload.

Source 7
4 Feb 2013 11:19PM
A wonderful capture
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Feb 2013 4:57AM
Excellent candid and write-up Debu, what to do, as they say 'damned if you do and damned if you don't' tough situation to be in!
Rgds., Jim
I like this she looks so content stress free in her work, unlike the stress workload that we see so much in the western world.
Great image.

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