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Hyderabad, India, 2016

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My Final Frame

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My final frame shot at the Kurmaguda Academy for Relief and Education in Hyderabad. Housed over several floors in an old building to the south of the city, hundreds of local children are provided with a free education. One of my favourite places that I have visited in India over many years, KARE is an inspirational project. Visiting and meeting the staff and children was one of the highlights of my year. Thanks Tom Holloway for the opportunity to visit.

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I was given the opportunity to photograph the staff and students here by a friend of mine, Tom Holloway. Tom lives in India and works extensively in humanitarian causes. Thanks also to Ghouse for getting me there.

Tom Holloway, thehindu.com news

“Education breeds confidence, confidence breeds hope, hope breeds peace” Confucius

More photographs from K.A.R.E

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A small boy sits in class at the Kurmaguda Academy for relief and Education, Hyderabad, India, August 2016. K.A.R.E provides care and education for children and young adults who would otherwise go without.

Krishnashtami Boy

In India recently with only my mirrorless Fujifilm x100, I’ve been really enjoying the simplicity of the single f.2 /23mm focal length available with this camera (35mm approx ‘Full Frame’ equivalent)

Ive often heard photographers talk of the joy of actually losing an entire range of focal lengths, in the form of a zoom lens. Apart from the odd occasion where a wider lens or even a telephoto would have been useful, I was almost entirely content to shoot like this.

I’ve used DLSRs that have the edge on this little camera here and there, but really and especially far from home, I can’t see how I’ll ever look back,

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A small boy in the north of the city of Hyderabad seen dressed up for Krishnashtami celebrations, Telengana, India, 2016