Here are more photos that are a continuation of my previous post, Indians on the Road.
While photographing this large family of women with their children, all packed into a 2-story truck, I noticed that there were even more women squeezed into the back of the truck. As I explored the side of the vehicle, another opportunity to capture more of this beguiling sight presented itself.
They were gracious and generous, smiling at my obvious curiosity. I shared the images with them. That is one of the benefits of digital photography: its immediate rewards.
One of the boys, jammed into the upper story jumped down and started making mischievous faces into the camera like so many of the monkeys I confronted everywhere in India. I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed traveling with that child on an extended trip.
Although this large, extended family appeared sad to see their holiday end, I sensed that they knew they were lucky: lucky to have each other and lucky to have the means to take such a trip. They are part of India’s rising middle class, where adventures in a 2- story truck might never have been possible not so very long ago but today our paths cross, on the road. Like all eager travelers, I’m sure that they are dreaming of their next holiday.