“A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.”
I started my project “Beauty Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder” a little over a year ago. My aim was to show whoever was reading, that there is so much more to people than where they live, how much they earn and what their social standing is. Being with these students for a little over 3 years, I realised how drastically my view about the term “underpriviledged” changed, this project is just me trying to show the same to you through pictures.
There are so many filters we have to go through before we qualify someone as equal to us, we tend to judge and tend to fit everyone in a hierarchy based on numerous materialistic basis. What we don’t realise is that 2 people can look at the exact same thing and yet see something totally different, maybe if we knew even a little of how people look at themselves, we would know not to judge.
This time for my project I did things a little differently, apart from trying to change people’s perspective on how they view the underprivileged as just poverty stricken, barrels of lost opportunities and struggles and capturing them, trying to bring out the reflection of how they see themselves; confident, strong, empowered, full of hope and confidence.In 2 out of these 3 shots I have taken one underprivileged person along with one not so underprivileged person to just show how if you let go of your stereotypes and preconceived notions there really is no difference between the two, nonetheless, can you guess?
A very special shout out to Jahnavi Jethani, Kanay Varma, Rohansh Balsari and Krishna Kanani for helping me out! ❤