I took this photo while walking down an alleyway in Old Jodhpur, India, commonly referred to as the Blue City of Rajasthan. While exploring the labyrinth of streets in the ancient city, I found something spectacular around each and every corner. It was my last day in the city and I was eager to continue documenting the people and it’s culture. Luckily, the people around me were even more eager to have their photos taken.
This photo of children portrays the nature of the people and culture I experienced in India. The boy in the center, shirtless and street-wise like many other children in India, has wrestled his way to the front of the group. The girl, hiding her face behind the luminous ball, suggests the way women of India veil their faces with the end’s of their sari’s. The smile of the young boy dressed in yellow mirror’s the friendliness and warmth of the Indian culture, which I am so grateful to have experienced. Finally the young boy in blue in the back of the group places his hands on the shoulders of his comrade, illustrating the support and respect Indian people have for one another.