Gunjan, an 8-year old girl, supports her family of five by selling flowers along the holy Yamuna River in Vrindavan, India. Writer Jessica Benko (@jessicabenko) and I spent a month reporting on the taboos and social stigmas around widowhood in India—including children of widows, like Gunjan, left struggling to survive.
Our recent post: “She Carries the Weight of the World” on the National Geographic Proof blog
Image and caption by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.
More from the Pulitzer Center-sponsored project “Unwanted and Unprotected: Widows in India,” by Amy Toensing and Jessica Benko.
—via The Photo Society
Kila Raipur, Punjab
by Samarpit Vatry