This photo was taken in a rural village near Lahore in Pakistan. It is part of a project I'm working on the Punjab and the Partition of 1947. I took this photo because it reveals the different visual layers of life in a small Punjabi village. It's a fun image and has a slightly complicated composition which helps the viewer engage with the scene. The bright red colour nicely completes the image. My aim with this image is to show how similar in terms of culture the Punjab in India and the Punjab in Pakistan are. Children play on the streets after school. Life unfolds on the streets in a gentle and slow pace. Punjabis are warm and extremely hospitable. There are two Punjabs divided in two by a wall, but there is only one soul.
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