A local boy splashes about in the holy waters of the Narmada River in Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India. When he’s not in the water, he’s working for a pittance, photographing tourist Hindu pilgrims, who come from all parts of India to be bless in the river. Loved his joie de vivre.

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FEATURED in “Incredible India” Sept 2013


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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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  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

    Cool shot.. great action capture… how do you like this new Bubble format???

  • Thanks, Mum. Yes, like it. Should draw better attention to our portfolios on the whole… ;-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • micklyn
    micklynover 1 year ago

    Superb capture!! wow!

  • Thanks so much, Micklyn! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonover 1 year ago

    Not talking specifically about this image, but wanted to say see so much growth in your work over the years Val!

  • Thanks very much, Bruce! It hasn’t been without a lot of amazing support along the way…still aspiring. Have a great Thanksgiving! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    great action shot, full of life and exuberance!

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great shot

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Great shot in action Val! And out of the water it is a bonus as the water flies with him at his feet!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    What a cool capture Val!!!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Fantastic shot, Val

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 1 year ago

    An awesome example of the beauty, drama and wonder of black & white. WELL DONE!

  • Really appreciate this, Nic! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, Joe! Have a great weekend! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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