2nd Place 2017 People

FLOWERS THAT NEVER BLOOM

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay, Gold in People/Children, 2nd Place winner in People
  • Photographer
    SASWATI CHAKRABORTY

No earthly comfort eases their days; no fairy tale , lullaby consoles their nights. Human rights are just a word to them. . Even after 70 years of independence, they struggle for food, shelter and cloths.They are the Sabars, a nomadic landless forest living tribal clan of East India. These children live a gruesome lifestyle, beyond poverty, lacking hope, proper love and care, and moreover adding to all the hardships, all these children are the carriers of various genetic diseases, disabilities and what not, they mostly suffer an early and untimely death,yet they smile when sun shines in their eyes.