"Faces Of Youth" Shot In Rajasthan India

I recently was given the opportunity to travel to Rajasthan India in collaboration with Me To We. The purpose of the trip was to help construct a kitchen for a local school and to gain a better understanding of Indian culture. While there I meet the most beautiful and I was shocked by the unconditional love they had for life. However, I also saw women and men who had been beaten down by labor, extortion, and lack of opportunity. With the children's permission, I tried to capture the magic and innocence they held, before the inevitability of their poor circumstances might hinder it. 

 via.  Misa Yamaoka

via.  Misa Yamaoka

"Boy Through The Window" 

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 "After School Smiles"

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"Property Of Who?"

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"Hard Labor"

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"Our Youth Through Your Lens"

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"The Unchosen Life"

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"Gazing"

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"Create Contrast With Smiles"

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"Jump"

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"Girls After School"

"Purity In Silence"

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"The Boys"

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"Untouched Innocence"

 

ArtMisa Yamaoka