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Boy in Boat

2005 International Photography Exhibition
“Boy in Boat"
Location: Varanasi, India
Photographer: Molly VanLerberghe
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "We took a rowboat one morning out onto the Ganges River, which is considered the most sacred river in Hinduism, and saw a man and this little boy selling trinkets in another boat. When they came up to us I was first struck by the beauty of this child, and then by the profane gesture of using the River, which is highly revered and cherished, as a means to sell insignificant trinkets. This kind of incongruity was one of the things I came to love about India."