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By Kali
This is Kanchana an individual portrait of one of the girls featured in my 'desert flowers' image.They are a large gypsy family from the edge of the desert.

The women work hard all day in the blistering heat(42 degrees when i was there begging,painting hands with henna, selling trinkets and telling fortunes. The men sit around in the desrt allday under their makeshift canvas shelter drinking chai and laughing and joking. When Thecanvas roof recently developed a tear I was horrified to see 6 months pregnant Kanchana precariously balanced on the structure sewing it up, in the blazing sun. I asked then why the one of the men didnt do it...'we cant sew, that is the woman work' but why cant you remove thecanvas so she at least doesnt have risk her and childs life up there? ' the sun is too hot ji.... argggggg!!!

Tags: Woman Beautiful Poverty India Pregnant Gypsy Begging Rajasthan Pushkar Portraits and people

Voters: jeanie, Buffalo_Tom, ValSaxby and 18 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
28 Oct 2007 7:20PM
Beautiful portrait and composition.
fatmod 14 22 England
28 Oct 2007 7:42PM
superb portrait shot
derekv 13 3 England
28 Oct 2007 7:49PM
Beautiful portrait, wonderful colours.
shortski 14 3 1 England
28 Oct 2007 7:50PM
beautiful, what an infuriating bunch of blokes they must be.....jojo
Cormy 12 3 England
28 Oct 2007 8:28PM
Cracking Portrait.Really enjoyed it
Grim1 13 49 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 8:45PM
Great portrait and glimpse into another world.
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 11:17PM
great kali !

uggyy 14 2.1k 9 Scotland
29 Oct 2007 4:22PM
Love this colorful portrait, like the distant look in her eyes.


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