Photos from the Field

My project consisted of collecting the narrative of Valmiki women in Ahmedabad City. While collecting and listening to their stories during my daily trips to their homes, places of employment

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Hadad

To most travelers Hadad, Gujarat is a quick pit stop on the Ambaji Highway – nothing more. A line of tilted shops to supply water, a fried snack, a restroom,

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Why

“My story?” Nilum responded, looking at me with the same mixture of confusion, curiosity, and apprehension that first appeared on her face when I wandered into her home six months

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Walking Hand-in-Hand

Opening the door of the white sedan, I instantly became self-conscious of my jeans and t-shirt. Staring at Asif, sharply dressed and poised, I couldn’t help but turn red at

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Mondays with Manish

Walking with Manish through the alleys of the slums of Ahmedabad, I am filled with envy and wonder. Each of Manish’s familiar steps is greeted by either a soft face

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Iowa to India

Tucking into the back of an auto rickshaw, cramming between a bus and a cohort of cows, swerving through obstacles, inhaling the aromas of the streets: my morning commute through

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