From Children Raised in Brothels, Glimpses of Life’s Possibilities – New York Times
August 13, 2005 Comments Off on From Children Raised in Brothels, Glimpses of Life’s Possibilities – New York Times
These are images taken by children learning to see themselves and their world in a new way, with the help of a magical new tool.
If you ever doubted art’s efficacy as a path to valuable self-knowledge and confidence, and thus an essential part of education, look for confirmation here.
…It is hard to separate the photographs from the aura of their story, and the determination and hope they reflect. It is also possible to wonder if a 10-year-old living in a brothel in Calcutta could ever not take pictures that would prove interesting to Western eyes. Still, most of these images have a pulse. Documenting a little-seen world with grace and intimacy, and infused with the thrill of discovery, they manifest the wonderful availability of photography and the healing power of art.
More material for my Artist’s Statement.