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in india, one can find at least one eager student in every village or community. they spend their past time studying while their classmates play or help their parents.

i met this girl at a tribal community at nagarhole in the south of india. this community is considered to be at the lowest social stratum of the local society.

i was told she always had a book to read or write with her and used every spare minute to study. it is now 13 years since i met her and i hope she was able to break out of that system of unequality thanks to her determination to become a well educated young woman.

nikon fe, nikkor ai 35mm, kodak tmax 400 asa


  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 2 years ago

    wonderful capture!! :-)

  • thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Valerie.

    – moyo

  • reflexio
    reflexioabout 2 years ago

    I love the uncertainty and hesitation in her facial expression, great moment (and story).

  • thank you so much reflexio.

    – moyo

  • Iain MacLean
    Iain MacLeanabout 2 years ago

    Nice portrait. Interesting notes.

  • i am pleased these notes are read. thanks for popping in, Iain.

    – moyo

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Portrait ! tony

  • thank you kindly.

    – moyo

  • cindy50
    cindy50about 2 years ago

  • i am so very pleased with this feature. thank you, Jacqui.

    – moyo

  • AngelaFanton
    AngelaFantonabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic portrait … you’ve captured her expressive eyes perfectly.

  • thanks for a lovely comment Angela.

    – moyo

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 2 years ago

  • i am so sorry for the late reply. but i am very happy about this feature, Joseph.

    – moyo

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 2 years ago

    Stunning portrait! Love the tones and the lighting. Beautiful eyes and gorgeous fly away hair!

  • i am happy you like her, patcheah. i hope she made it.

    – moyo

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 2 years ago

    Really lovely and moving capture moyo. I wonder where she is in her life now :)

  • so do i. thanks for your lovely comment, Maree.

    – moyo

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    How lovely!

  • thank you kindly.

    – moyo

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