Ahmedabad Street Kids

During one of the ceremonies, called a Poojan, that took place at a temple I noticed these three kids waiting outside patiently. As people walked by they would do a gesture where they touch their hand to their mouth, asking for food. The ceremony was pretty freeform so I took the opportunity to interact with these kids. Neither spoke the others language, but they were very willing to smile, giggle, and allow me to take their photos.

I had neither money or food to give them but their smiles got huge when I showed them the images on the camera.

Leaving the temple everyone is given a gift that is basically a sweet ball. Normally the ball is not eaten in one go but crumbled and added to other food. I gave my ball to these girls and after I did they wandered away from the temple, off to forage elsewhere.

The poverty here is always present and obvious. I can not imagine the life in store for these three. I realize there is nothing I can do to change the level of poverty here. It is hard to see this and just walk away.

Image edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com