The girls care for their clothes, better than most adults I know. Their outfits are few, mostly donated, handed down and mended. As the clothes crisp in the afternoon sun, I tell the girls it reminds me of Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the wind. They look at me, blank. I smile.

Laundry time can be just as sacred.

(Shot at Shelter Home for Girls, Bangalore, August 2017)

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