*in kalmunai, on the east coast of sri lanka. the lady is a newly trained gis specialist and is holding a mobile phone as one symbol for her bridging traditions and the “modern” world. kalmunai is a town where islam values are held very high – in general it is a really patriarchal society. having managed to aquire above average education and balancing it with her life of a mother is what i admire in her.

* gis is shorthand notation for geographical information system

teaching gis

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2 thoughts

  1. Her facial expression is really… focused, I’d say. Great capture of a teacher-student situation! And your text provides just the necessary background information to make the photo really “photo-journalistic” as Laurie put it.

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