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In the Pure Water of the Name

“O Siblings of Destiny, filth is washed away by bathing in the Pure Water of the Name.”

(Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of sikhs)


This young man was bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges near Assi ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) while I was around taking a few pictures with a group of ten amazing young photographers who were selected by FairMail.

We thought that the first subject of our photography session would be water drops.

Those kids asked me to spend some time with them in order that I could teach them a few things but I am sure that I have learnt more from them, from their talent and skills, from their kindness and humility and most of all from their unforgettable smiles...


FairMail is a company producing fair trade greeting cards in Peru and India.

The photos on FairMail cards are taken by underpriviliged Indian and Peruvian teenagers.

FairMail offers them photography training, part-time work, medical insurance and guidance in making their future plans.

The teenagers get 50 % of the profits of the sale of their own cards to finance their housing and education.

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Taken on December 20, 2009