Then grandma asks, What are you doing outside anyway, my child? Come inside, it is too sunny. “I’m getting some sun on my face!” Uh oh, I realize too late.. wrong answer! A sun tan in India? Am I out of my mind? The fairer you are, the prettier you are. You can even buy ‘Fair and Lovely' cream to make your skin look lighter. It’s not like in the West, where often a tanned skin is considered pretty. In India, dark skin traditionally implies you have had to work outdoors in the scorching heat to earn a living, and that notion endures.
Photojournalism requires a photographer to be prepared to capture a location’s unexpected revelation. I had great fun photographing action, landscape, and portrait shots with different lighting and from different angles. Many times, I found myself feeling surprisingly lucky while reviewing the shots of natural smiles and movements, which I had snapped at full tilt.