The Other Half
Better Photography|April 2018
The Other Half

Yashovardhan Sodhani gives us a peek into the lives of the children who reside on the underside of the world’s oldest profession.

Conchita Fernandes

Sometime ago, I had watched a documentary called Born into Brothels that was based on the children of prostitutes, who resided in Sonagachi—Kolkata’s red light district. The camera follows Zana Briski, a photographer, who entered Kolkata with the aim of photographing prostitutes. In the process, she ends up befriending their children, and comes up with the ingenious idea of teaching photography to the kids, as a gesture of gratitude for being allowed to make pictures of their mothers.

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April 2018