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The Spirit of the Desert

dsc_0204_3 Barefoot Photographs by Stella Morielli and Shweta Rao Aurora festival, 4-6 July 2014, Pienza, Italy

People from the desert of Rajasthan, India have lived for centuries in this beautifully tough surroundings. No matter how harsh Mother Nature might have been to them, their traditional wisdom has allowed them to live in perfect harmony with their environment, and to cherish it. All these photographs have been taken in different areas of the Thar Desert and are a homage to its people . Their colourfulness and their genuine smiles celebrate life in all its forms, a brave but respectful opposition to the dryness around them. This exhibition is a small effort to bring out the unheard voices of the desert to most of us who live in the comforts of the cities. Because we do hold responsibility, as human beings, to defend their ways of living and to understand their culture and their history. We hope to offer through this gaze on the desert, both a lesson and a celebration of life. Mostly it is a tribute to so many people around the world, who survive on a drop of water everyday and nurture the respect for what we have, so long, taken for granted. Barefoot Photographs by Stella Morielli and Shweta Rao

Join us at Aurora festival, 4-6 July 2014, Pienza, Italy

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