Portraits of Rajasthan

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of coming to India. As I got older and the dream was closer to reality, I started reading about Rajasthan. I loved the way the word rolled in my mouth as much as its meaning “Land of Kings”. The landscapes and colours completely captivated my mind. I was itching to see it with my own eyes.

So, when my 19 hour train from Delhi finally arrived to Jaisalmer, I was determined to learn as much as possible about the area. You’ll be able to read about it soon, but I wanted to dedicate an entry exclusively to the wonderful, friendly, generous people of Rajasthan. During the almost 2 weeks that we spent here, we met nothing but incredible individuals willing to help and have a chat.

The subjects in the following portraits have given me express consent to be photographed, or requested it themselves.

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Holy Man at the Jain temple in Jaisalmer. Showed us around the complex and explained the intricacies of the religion.
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Tourist family in Jodhpur. They asked me to pose with them for pictures, and were more than happy to be photographed in return.
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Women at Bishnoi Village, asked to be photographed.
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Taken by the potterer’s son at Bishnoi Village.
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Roo, the co-op runner and carpet maker at Bishnoi Village.
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Man at the Jagdish Rath Yatra procession in Udaipur.
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Seamstress in Udaipur.
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Worshiper in Pushkar.
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Tailor in Pushkar.
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Gardener at Amber Fort, Jaipur.

 

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