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Profitable Pain
Photograph by Jodi Cobb

At Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji railway terminal a boy named Krishna (foreground) is one of a stable of child beggars controlled by a network that includes these two women. Because his scarred back draws the sympathy of passersby, Krishna collects more money than uninjured beggars—and the women take every rupee. He sleeps in the station, taking his drinking and washing water from puddles that collect under the train cars, and surviving on scraps of food doled out by his keepers.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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