Sivitri | Head On Photo Festival

Sivitri

Photographer's Name: 
Richard 0'Farrell

I gave this girl the name Savitri after the Hindu goddess of divine light and knowledge. She is a blind albino with glowing pink eyes and an extremely high IQ. I photographed her at the Dadar, School for the Blind in Mumbai (India). 

I was the first photographer to be given permission to do so. For 3 days I worked with my camera producing a beautiful piece of works.

Upon my leaving the headmistress kindly asked the girl (Sivitri) to type in Braille a prayer of blessing for me and my work at the School. It took her just a few minutes to type this, initially in Hindi then in Sanskrit, the oldest and fastest disappearing languages on the planet.

Festival Year: 
2010