Sometimes a portrait doesn’t really pop until months after it’s taken. I’m particularly taken by the conflicting textures of this women’s time-worn skin and the soft pashmina she frames it with. That the subtle pattern on her pashmina alludes to the peacock — the unofficial animal of her hometown Bhaktapur — is another amazing detail I didn’t realized until after the capture.
Women make up half of the world’s population and yet represent 70% of the world’s billion poorest people. The stifling obstacles created by poverty are only compounded further by the litany of injustice and discrimination these women face, many which get in the way of achieving basic health needs, safe childbirth, education and employment.
Last night, I watched a movie about space and was reminded that we human’s are capable of a hell of a lot of amazing things. Let’s keep it up and make the world even better, okay?