TOKYO-2020 People / Children

The Little Boy From Hampi

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Children
  • Photographer
    Arjun Kamath
  • Agency / Studio
    Arjun Kamath Photography
  • Technical Info
    Camera: Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Focal Length: 135 Mm Shutter Speed: 1/400 Sec Aperture: F/3.2 Iso: 100
  • Photo Date
    September 6, 2017

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.