Caring for Brother

Photograph by

Bharat Patel ARPS (UK)

About this image

This image was taken at a construction site in India while photographing women workers. I have been photographing women in the informal sector for the past 6 years for a book on the subject. This image forms part of the project to show how children look after themselves at locations where their mothers and sometime both parents work, in this case at a construction site. The boy was putting his younger brother to sleep by swinging the makeshift hammock. It was a fairy dark room but there was nice light beaming through the hole where a window would be fitted. I had to time the swing and capture the action before the boy became aware of me. (Canon 6D, 17- 40 mm F4L lens, f6.3, ISO 2000)