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Entrenched Irony
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Members of the Untouchable Dhobi caste beat the impurities out of clothes on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi. Life's "unclean" tasks, such as cleaning latrines and digging graves fall to those born into one of the hundreds of Untouchable castes. They face a lifetime of discrimination and brutality—prejudice that endures even though Untouchability is officially banned by the Indian constitution.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: 35mm Kodachrome 200
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/2

Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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