Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MY HANDS SEE WHAT MY EYES CANNOT

When I visited the leper colony in Dahisar, little did I expect to meet such a diverse group of people.

I happened to meet this woman by chance when I was passing by her tiny hut. I heard her television blaring and couldn't help but knock on her non-existent door.

She was cooking at the time and what shocked me the most was the fact that this woman is completely blind. She was treated for Leprosy which has caused her fingers to get disfigured.

Even though she cannot see, she manages to cook, clean and do all the household chores and uses the television to keep her company.

I have not cropped out anything on purpose and this image is pretty much SOOC except for some white balance adjustment and contrast correction. I felt I had to do justice to this woman by showing everything I can that forms a part of her life. Her house is everything you see in the image.
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2 comments:

keyminor said...

Wow. I like this picture. Mainly, I like the story and what you've tried to show. I can't believe that is her whole home..

Keegan said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

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