Washing girls

Two Dalit girls living in a slum area of Bengaluru wash their faces before going to school. Non of the families in the girls' community had a private bathroom and washed instead on wasteland.

Helped by the local Dalit community, the picture was taken for Being Untouchable, a project to produce a series of intimate portraits illustrating the injustice, poverty and inequality suffered by many of India's 167 million Dalits.