I found this photo today by coincidence. It popped up while I was sorting, editing and sometimes deleting a few of my 35000 Janwaar photos. In preparation for our new book “Janwaar. Beyond skateboarding.” – it will be published in fall 2020 – I was looking for photos which match this theme.

This photo certainly does. It goes far beyond skateboarding and it is a portrait of real life in rural India. I called the photo “Dreams, but no future!” Young Yadav girls – they are all looking somewhere with some kind of ease, but they don’t see anything. This is what you see as well – their nothingness so to speak. And the truth is that these girls won’t have a future besides getting married and locked behind the doors of their houses.

Yadav (caste in Indian society) girls

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