An infant sleeps in his mother’s arm as she begs on the street in Varanasi, India. However, it’s important to note that it’s entirely possible in this case that the beggar may not have actually been the mother of this child and was just holding the child to appear more vulnerable. This is not uncommon in Varanasi…unfortunately.

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Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She is currently based in her native Montreal, Canada and is available for hire as a freelance photographer and private photography coaching. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    07-04-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful portrait, xo

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleabout 2 years ago

    Very precious Val!

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Hmmm… when I was Rome I do remember seeing some very elaborately gypsies asking for money so they could feed their baby. Lovely pic though.

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 2 years ago

    Lovely tender image Val !!

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    This is so Sad;I don’t want to sound like all preachy but I’m sponsoring a little girl in the Philippines because of this. If your’e interested the site is www.children & it’s only 25 a month to help a child to have a better future. TC & have a Happy 4th:-)

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    I have heard of that happening – it sounds so callous, bet then again, I am not in that situation. Wonderful shot, Val

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    fab shot

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 2 years ago

    Excellent image Valerie and excellent information. congratulations.

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