“One day in 1994, while staying in Vrindavan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, I went exploring on my own. I came upon a quiet square. It was midday and the Indian heat was sweltering. I saw a woman lying alone, swaddled in fabric. In the background of this shot, you can see a bundle of clothes. That’s her.
I moved towards her and saw she was dying. She was extremely old and clearly in her final moments. I went to fetch her some water when a group of children appeared. They thought nothing of it. They explained that elderly women and widows often come here to die. She could no longer talk. Sometimes known as the City of Widows, the town is a magnet for bereaved women. Some 15,000 live there, and thousands more travel there each year. Legend has it that Krishna, the Hindu god of love and compassion, spent his childhood in Vrindavan. Pilgrims flock from all over to pay their respects.” Link in bio to read #theguardian article. || ~ #5artistasmujeres #5mujeresartistas #5womenartists #womeninthearts #womenartists #womeninart #womanist #artoftheday #artlovers #photography #cityofwidows #pamelasingh