17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Obscure Future

Kewalram rests on his Charpai (traditional woven bed used in Indian subcontinent) after a day's long work in his farm. He belongs to an indigenous tribe called Korku from the hilly forests of central India. Korkus are among various indigenous community living in India from thousands of years. At present, Kewalram's generation is probably the last one to hold on to their unique culture and tradition. Though the Korkus were primarily a hunter gatherer community, now a days they became small scale agriculturist and often move to nearby cities for livelihood due to strict forest acts.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Shubhadeep Mukherjee