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TO DWELL IN THE AFTERMATH OF VIOLENCE

Ashima (named changed for safety), 17, poses for a portrait in her home. Aug, 2018. Madhya Pradesh, India. She was repeatedly raped when she was 15 years old while resting after harvesting soybeans. In shock and scared she kept it a secret for 8 months until her mother realized she was in labor. After a complicated and painful delivery the baby was given for adoption to a child home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Madhya Pradesh, India
Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Copyright: © Juan Pablo Ampudia