A photo has gone viral on the internet, and no one knows who capture it. Is it a real photo? Has it been photo-shopped?
The questions are varied and many. And yet, the image, screaming innocence, features a group of village children, sans nice clothes, sans slippers (mostly) posing for a selfie — using tattered footwear for a camera.
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All the four kids are bare-feet, among one is seen donning a green slipper, the other being provided to his photographer to use as a camera in their native. This is a world ravaged by socio-economic and political wars, the picture stands testimony to the innocence that is often forgotten.
While all the four youngsters are bare-feet, one among them is seen wearing a green slipper, the other being offered to his photographer friend to use as a camera in their naive game. In a world ravaged by political and socio-economic wars, the image stands testimony to the innocence that is oft forgotten.
producer and photographer Atul Kashbekar have taken it upon himself to try and figure out who the unknown photographer is.
I’m sharing this image that came in on text cause d unbridled innocence n joy of these lovely kids moved me n made me smile in equal measure
Super image that asks questions
If anyone can reliably locate these munchkins n d photog I’d love to personally send them something each pic.twitter.com/5JWBmixzSH
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 3, 2019
Taking to his social media handle, Kasbekar poster, “I’m sharing this image that came in on text caused unbridled innocence n joy of these lovely kids moved men made me smile in equal measure. Super image that asks questions. If anyone can reliably locate these munchkins nd photog I’d love to personally send them something each.”
Replies have been varied, and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is a dissenter. “With due respect and apology .. i feel this is photoshopped .. notice that the hand that holds the chappal is different than the rest of his body in size .. to his other hand by his side !!” he replied on Twitter.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 3, 2019
On the other hand, actor Anupam Kher lauds the image, writing, “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”:) #Attitude #Innocence #HeartWarming #SelfieWithAFootwear.”
“You’re only as happy as you choose to be”. A saying that holds true for one and all!!
And I’m sure this selfie deserves more likes than most. pic.twitter.com/KafEzq3mg8
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) February 3, 2019
Actor Boman Irani too believes that the image stands for happiness and reminds fans that happiness is a state of mind. He tweeted, “You’re only as happy as you choose to be”. A saying that holds true for one and all!! And I’m sure this selfie deserves more likes than most.”
Notably, Kasbekar thought they had zeroed in on who the photographer is, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
The search for the elusive cameraperson is still on.