This image of an Indian woman in a traditional kitchen was chosen as one of the best
50 photos in the wordlwide “Our World is Beautiful” contest.
I have taken this photograph near Jodhpur, India – in a village of the great Rajasthani Thar Desert. It depicts a young woman in her traditional kitchen, dressed in a sari of the same tones as the room around her. The fireplace is low on the ground – people in many Indian households also eat on the floor, they don’t use chairs and tables. With many cultures dissapearing due to the rising western style of living, I’m asking myself: how long will we still be able to witness such scenes?
This photo of children swimming in the Toor Ji Ki Baori Stepwell in Jodhpur was featured as a double-page spread print in Geberit’s Refernece Magazine View 2018 on pages 70-71.
They added the following text:
Water shortages are a widespread problem in India. For many years, stepwells such as the Toor Ji Ki Baori in Jodhpur were thus used to store the rainwater from the monsoon period. Nowadays, the old wells are also sometimes used by the local population to cool down.