I made this portrait of 12-year-old Ajitha while he was busy guarding a tribe of goat on the outskirts of Hampi. I smiled politely and asked him, "Do you go to school?" (In Kannada) He smiled back warmly and said, "No..." That "NO" still hasn't left my mind. Was it a happy no, or a sad no, we'll never know.
Arjun Kamath is an internationally published photographer and filmmaker with a deep admiration for visual storytelling. A Canon Maestro and Profoto Mentor, he is recognised by reputed photography awards such as the IPA 2020 (category) and Monochrome. Arjun hails with a master’s in Film & Television Production from the world’s finest film school, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, LA.