I love to travel.
In November of 2014, I travelled to India with a group of photographers who are now some of my dearest friends. Before I left for my journey, there were three things that came to mind in regards to India: color, poverty, and good food. I have traveled a bit and realized that those elements are everywhere, not just in India. I have seen those same characteristics in Thailand, Cambodia, Cuba, and even parts of the USA. India is so much more.
Now that I have been there, here is how I describe India:
India is passionate. People love and respect one another. India is rich with spirituality - there are temples in abundance and people worshipping at every hour. There is happiness. Even in areas of the city where people live under tents and sleep on the ground, people are still smiling. You wouldn’t expect it, but people seem genuinely happy. They have taken the cards life has dealt them, and they have played them with grace and beauty and honesty and perseverance.
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The above photo has won awards at the Crooked Tree Art Center juried photography exhibition and was one of 25 pieces accepted into the Lillstreet Art Center's Midwest Photography Exhibition.