Experience is the best teacher

Gujarat, India
December 2012

Families in India are undergoing vast changes that indicate the inability to cope with the pressures of the modern life. Yet, the majority seem to have survived and are able to modify, adjust and adapt to changing social norms, values and structures, and have demonstrated a unique strength in keeping together despite the growing stress and strain.
At my stay in a small part of the country I realize that maybe the main reason for that ability is the striking presence of all the relationships and personal contributions of each member in families. Despite the plurality of forms that vary with class, ethnicity, and individual choices, through time it´s a common sense that all the family members, especially the older ones, continue to be respected and with their place and space in the family life.

© Photos Luis Conde