Two girls beam with joy and pride on the rocks at the edge of India’s most southern point in Kanyakumari. Indian people come to Kanyakumari, on a spiritual pilgrimage for the energy felt by a confluence of three bodies of water; The Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. This is also where the tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004 took a few hundred innocent lives.

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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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  • athex
    athexalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely image Valerie, those eyes are very engaging

  • Yes, the Indian eyes are just magical like that. Thank you! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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

    Beautiful capture! And I love the treatment where this looks like a monochrome, but there is that hint of colour in their rosy shirts :)

  • Thanks, Mui-Ling! Was playing around and stopped here. :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonalmost 2 years ago

    Another knock-out image, Valerie!!! Love it!!

  • Thanks very much, Ellen! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful portrait!

  • Thanks so much, Miguel! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.almost 2 years ago

    nice capture…

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayalmost 2 years ago

    magical portrait.

  • Thanks so much, Ben! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Lovely girls!

  • Hi Shulie! Thank you! ;-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful Portrait!!!

  • Thank you, Vitta! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • fernblacker
    fernblackeralmost 2 years ago

    Great portrait Val. Their expressions were so beautifully captured!!

  • Thanks very much, Fern! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 2 years ago

    Love the monotone.. works SO well… and I am captivated by the girl on the right.. very curious to know her story……

  • Thanks, Mum. She was a character, for sure. :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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