Helping Each Other To Survive | Housing For 70 Mentally Disabled Abandoned Boys | West Bengal, India


Visual Storyteller Joydeep Mukherjee is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project ‘ Rainbow Shades Of Grey‘.  To see Joydeep’s body of work click on any image.







These boys are intellectually disabled and abandoned by their families. Dada is a man on a ceaseless war against destiny.  With his rock solid will and a heart as deep as the ocean, he has taught the 70 inmates of the home, to help each other to survive. They take their own bath, eat, study and play together. The boys have built a team to fight against all odds. They share a special kind of bond with each other and of course, with Dada.


“…live life to express, not to impress.”


Though I can never reach the depth of their agony, standing at the view finder, I tried to catch them laughing at the face of fate. It filled my heart with joy. It was like an inspiration to the uninspired. Their laughter spread the message in the air, “live life to express, not to impress”.






© Joydeep Mukherjee


See also:

The Chronicle of Struggle

By Joydeep Mukherjee




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