Devi Ram Dhamala, traditional healer. 59 years old.
Traditional healers often use extreme verbal and physical abuse to heal young girls who are ill during menstruation or even otherwise, believing they are possessed by evil spirit. Surkhet district, Nepal
Anjali Kumari Khang is 12 years old. ” I am not happy. I do not want to get married. I hope my husband gets a job in a foreign city. Then I can come back to my mother’s home and stay for as long as I want to” Child marriage is rampant in these north eastern district of Nepal. Girl child are seen as a burden and an additional hand to feed and are oftn married off. However, it is also a popular belief that villagers often marry off their girls before their mentruation starts as it is believed if they do so, then their immediate family will got o heaven. Einerwa Village, Saptari district, Nepal.
According to Saliha, this is the most important photograph she has of her son Sabri, who was killed in Syria in December 2013. In this picture, he is saying goodbye: this is how she wants to remember him.
Martine, from Brussels, whose son died in Syria in February 2014. Martine’s son was an 18 year old high school drop out who told his mother his Arab surname did not appeal to employers was lured by recruiters from radical groups who said they did not care about his lacklustre resume.
Mamata Kumari Mandal, 17ears old with her two children 2years and 6 months. Mamata was married to a 30 year old man Shiv Pujan who got electrocuted in Punjab in India while at work at died. Einerwa Village, Saptari District.
Photo-frame of Sheila Vishwakarma, a Kashmiri Pundit at her home in Bazpur Uttaranchal. September 2009.
Poulomi Basu is a photographer and filmmaker based between New Delhi and London. Poulomi was born and raised in India where she spent most of her growing years between Calcutta and Mumbai. She majored in Sociology, before completing her Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication graduating with a Distinction. Her work focuses on under-reported contemporary issues where gender and the formation of identity are often defining characteristics. She is interested in the lives of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstance; in those individuals and groups who quietly challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of the world in which they live.