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This is a portrait photograph of an old Indian woman. She is carrying brooms on her head, and she is showing a small smile. She is wearing a colorful garment and she has several piercings on her face.

This is a portrait photo, because the main focus is of a particular person. The woman stares directly into the camera. The picture tells me that she is going somewhere, and she has worked very hard in her life. Her expression is melancholic, as if she dreads something.

I admire the “simplicity” of this photo. At first glance, it is just a photo of a woman, but this image contains many layers and stories about this person. Anyone could wonder about experiences that she could’ve had in her lifetime.

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