Behind colored cover hidden faces
My Name is Soumyabrata Roy. I live in Tehatta (West Bengal, India). I am 25 years old. I have studied World’s one of the oldest language Sanskrit from Calcutta University. I love photos; Photography and painting are my brother and sister. My pictures have been featured in Canon-India, Nat Geo editorial favorite (3 times), editorial note. LensCulture editorial favorite, featured in India biodiversity portal. Featured in Don’t Take Pictures magazine, fovi8 magazine. Shortlisted in WSIS Forum (UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDP). My photo has been exhibit in University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada), Belgrade Photo Month (Serbia) exhibition.
Kutch district (also spelled as Kachchh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India. It is the largest district of India. In this district little village Hodko is an India-Pakistan border side remote village. Most of these villagers are illiterate. At one time they were nomadic. The main source of income is handicrafts. They also have little livestock for their own needs. This area submerged in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons, so agriculture is very difficult in this region. Girls have been married before 16-17 years. Women are always keeping their face covered with a traditional colorful veil, except chief lady and children. Women of the village Hodko hold a mysterious charm. They are both beautiful and hardworking but are vary of coming in front of the camera. I was very fortunate to see some faces.
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