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Timeless

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

This Indian man was an artisan in a small village in central India. He was working with jute threads and wood. When I approached his shop, he didn’t even move a finger. He was so seriously indulged in what he was doing, I just took my photo and quietly left. This was in 2003.

Dancer

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

When I visited Bastar in Chattisgarh State in India in 2002, I was also given a tribal dance performance. It was very interesting to watch the dancers getting ready. They were helping each other with their make up, accessories, dresses etc. And as you can see from the girl’s face, they were very much careful and proud with their looks.

Posing

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

 Children are children, wherever they are, always curious with everything new in their surroundings. And Bastar is no exception to this. These kids didn’t leave me alone even for a minute. I was not complaining at all. My only regret was that we couldn’t speak each other’s languages.

Playful

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

Many of us think kids need good, shiny toys, nice playgrounds, bicycles,  etc. Well, here is the evidence of the opposite. These tribal girls have the sweetest of smiles on their faces when they lack those toys, playgrounds, what’s more, they have to do housework to help their parents.  But believe me…the whole world is their playground and they enjoy it to the end. All they need is an equally warm smile and love. (India, 2002)

Pain of life

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

Naturally beautiful 2

Posted in India / People on 05 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

As I told for Naturally Beautiful 1, this is another photo from a 7-picture series that I took in Bastar, Chattissgarh, India in 2002. She was so natural and beautiful, all I could do was to reach for my camera !!

Peace

Posted in India / People on 04 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

This little girl was very keenly following me around during my visit to a tribal village in Bastar in Chattissgarh, India in 2002. However after a while, she couldn’t take it anymore and lost in deep and peaceful sleep, in the most awkward position though.

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