14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Truth.

I clicked this at Koteshwar, Gujarat. And even though there are millions in poverty. This one made me think. He did not even know why the state he was in wouldn't change. Because for him, he sits everyday. He takes money from people but why is it that people come in cars and he still sits there. Everyday. 24/7. He'd cry 'Eh Kuch paise dede' to a random passerby. It saddened me how all I could do was give him money, which would just be taken by his parents. My dad asked me to come back, told me that we were leaving. I left the place. What I couldn't leave was this little man's face. This specific picture crushes me from the inside, whenever I see it. I feel lucky to have been born in a family who can afford the luxuries of a roof and good food. It however makes me sick, how so many people cannot. How there's still so much that needs to be done.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Debang Sharma