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Rana Tharu: Women of Grace



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Rana Tharu: Women of Grace
Photographs by Eric Valli and Debra Kellner

Dividing daily labor, men plow and weave the nets that women use to fish. In the rain-washed light of summer’s monsoon season, one fishing party flutters across a rice field like butterflies on the wing.



Camera: Leica R 7
Film Type: Kodachrome 64
Lens: 180 mm
Speed and F Stop: 5.6
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: I exposed for the grass, which gives the photograph its saturated green color and beautiful texture. The figures of the women appear in partial silhouette against the field of green.




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