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Crushing Work
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Hour after hour Untouchtables break rocks to repair a railbed in Rajasthan. They will earn one or two dollars a day. Because of their huge numbers—Untouchables now number 160 million, or 15 percent of India's people—many have had to leave their villages to seek work beyond their traditional caste occupations. Yet most Untouchable migrants merely exchange one kind of backbreaking labor for another, working in fields, construction sites, brick kilns, and stone quarries.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: 35mm Kodachrome 25
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6

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



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