Postcards from India
This week I went to Jharkhand, India with All We Can. The majority of images captured are for 2016’s Inspirational Women Campaign and I will share that campaign with you in a few months time*.
Jharkhand was a place full of juxtapositions and contradictions: Burning black coal gives off spirals of smoke that snake into the night as women in bright pinks and turquoises shuffle by. White cows amble slowly up village roads as lively children poke them with sticks. Ornate looking silver cooking pots being scrubbed with twigs and grit. Brightly painted fingernails adorn hands that are worn with toil.
Here are a few images captured in India while out and about – loved the details and colours of the region and truly hope to return.
*All views on this blog are my own and not All We Can‘s – though they are a fabulous organisation so do check them out!
Fantastic. I love seeing cultures so different from ours.
Compliments great Photo … Lovely india 😊
I love the joyousness of the Indian people.
awesome post…specially considering that I’m also from INDIA (Kolkata) and into photography for a long time….I love your posts
Thanks for sharing these postcards! brought whiffs of childhood memories. I grew up in Ranchi (the capital of Jharkhand.) and now I am all homesick :(. Which villages in Jharkhand did you visit? Did you get a chance to witness any celebrations or festivals?
I was there just before Diwali so saw preparations but not the festival itself. I was mostly in the Kuju area for photography though I stayed in Ranchi in the evenings. Thanks for the nice comments on my images.
Such happy smiles! I’ve visited India once and what I still remember is the smile of the people.