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Life of Mahout

2013 International Photography Exhibition
Life of Mahout
Location: Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Photographer: Lahiru Mampitiya
Home Country: Sri Lanka
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "A mahout is a person who trains and takes care of elephants. It's not an easy job by any means and these trainers are paid very little comparing to the amount of work they have to put in. I feel that the mahout's facial expressions show the struggle he goes through every day, as well as his caring towards the elephant."

Life of Mahout