Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Widows in India: Gomti

This is Gomti, she is one of the first widows I photographed, two years ago, in India. She was 20 years old when she became a widow, left with two children of 6 and 3 years old. At first she did not know how to survive, she had no food during the first 15 days, until aid workers found her.
Gomti inspires me to work on this project. I have this photograph on my desktop and every time I start or quit working, she looks at me with her questioning but also fierce eyes, as if she wants to say: 'Please listen to my story.....'

1 comment:

  1. Heel mooi! En prachtige motivatie ook.