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‎They rushed to the gate with great determination to connect with the outsider. Was invited into the schoolyard for a few minutes to exchange smiles with these adorably inviting schoolchildren and get a few photos in rural Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India. You just never know what kind of random encounter you’ll be fortunate enough to happen upon, exploring the backstreets of pretty much anywhere in India. ©2012 Valerie Rosen; All rights reserved.

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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 and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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

    How cute… the one whose face is in the light looks very keen to get a good look at you.

  • Yes, indeed! Thanks Mui-Ling! You’re always right there when I upload!! Nite. :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 2 years ago

    When I was a soldier over seas,…..Back in the days of Vietnam,…..The little kids would do us this way,…..
    I never new for sure,.. if they thought we was Santa Clause or just hope for a better life.
    I guess things never really do change,…
    Wonderful capture you have here.

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture of these gorgeous kids !

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 2 years ago

    expression multiplied

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 1 year ago
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