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Enlightenment
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Untouchable women meeting in southern India focus on such issues as literacy, malnourishment, and employment. An organization called Janodaya, run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, calls regular meetings in the Karnataka countryside to educate women on how to press for better government services in areas such as health and education, and how to start small businesses. The group operates mostly in villages where less than 10 percent of the women can read and write. Weighted with some 1,500 years of bitter history, Untouchables face daunting challenges as they try to shed the burdens of caste.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: 35mm Kodachrome 25
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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