He is a sadhu, a renunciate. It is a choice of life not a resignation.
An other image of Parvati (if my memory is right!), victim of bride burning, here with her son:
inframan: This is an excellent example of the use of photography as propaganda. I'm not saying that what the photographer describes is not in fact what happened.
What I'm saying is that we look at the image & form an instant & visceral judgement. While actually knowing nothing about the woman, the husband, the incident or the photographer, we are ready to start a war amongst ourselves.
A great lesson. Now look at the image & ask yourselves how you would feel if you found out it was staged. Note that I am not saying it was set up, but it could have been. What then?
Sorry, but I have no picture of her husband!
Thank you very much for voting this image into a winning image.
Still I am amazed that 4 persons voted with 0,5 and 1! I have had few images ending second or third in challenges because of low votes... Every one can recognize a good image and still... funny world we live in.
I just wonder what thrill one can have doing it?
Zader: Awesome shot! Why do you say it is almost 'forbidden'? Or were you simply trying to say it was out of the ordinary? Where was this taken?
This picture was taken in India.
"almost forbidden"; if her father (maybe also a teacher?) would see her her smiling to a stranger (NOT Muslim) she would be probably in trouble...
Kiran Naik Muli: wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great one
jmgir: Great image, I love it and well deserved first place.
BINESH SHRESTHA: nice one
Five Piece: Great shot here...
acipriano: Great shot... good timing...
Nice portrait using natural light...
thanasaki: One of the strongest photos I have ever seen! Congrats!
Efkaristo poly Thanasaki
Werli Francois: #1 has 16 votes#2 has 12 votes#3 has 13 votes#4 has 12 votes#5 has 13 votes#6 has 12 votes#7 has 13 votes#8 has 13 votes#9 has 12 votes#10 has 13 votes
It looks to me, that the 3 or 4 votes more than average are just a little bit suspicious?
Thank you Stefano for sharing your experience.
#1 has 16 votes#2 has 12 votes#3 has 13 votes#4 has 12 votes#5 has 13 votes#6 has 12 votes#7 has 13 votes#8 has 13 votes#9 has 12 votes#10 has 13 votes
I was my favorite, very good idea and composition!
Cool, I would have given 5 too!