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Photo-documentary of Team India trip during 2019



During October and November in 2019 for three weeks, I had the honour and privilege of documenting a series of photographs with a team of Paramedics and firefighters who were delivering life-saving first aid skills to underprivileged school communities in India.


The photographs were to captured in a documentary style similar to my wedding work. It wasn't straightforward to do because the kids loved having their pictures taken, and they wanted to get in on the action as much as they could. They were particularly keen on the selfy style photographs with all of the team. They were very polite children and a pleasure to teach.


I will never forget the enthusiasm and obvious joy from every child's face! They hung onto every word that spoken. They wrote everything down, and they participated wholeheartedly, they were unequivocally appreciative!

Team India 2019, who has previously delivered first aid training to the Indian communities and were welcomed at every event. — often remembered by teachers from the previous trips they had made.

For me, my journey began with a taxi from Ystrad Mynach to catch the bus from Cardiff to London. I was staying the night in London hotel with some of the team before catching up with the rest of the group at London Heathrow airport the following morning.


The trip took us to the following destinations.

  • London to Bangalore

  • Bangalore to Delhi

  • Delhi to Amritsar

  • Amritsar to Kolkata

  • Kolkata to Ranchi

  • Ranchi to Delhi

  • Delhi to London

The journey lasted just over a very fast-paced three weeks. It was an experience that I will never forget and hope to participate in again in 2021.


I photographed well in excess of 2,000 photographs. Below are just a few of the training images captured during the trip. In between the training days, I was out with my camera shooting the streets. I will post these in another blog soon.



Aircraft traveling to Delhi
London to Delhi begins
Plane ride to India
About halfway and flying at 596 miles an hour
Team india photographer
Team Photograph on arrival
Team India 2019
Schools out to welcome us
Welome photograph
A welcome at the school for us
Children singing a song
A special hearty welcome for us
First aid training India 2019
Training started and Dennis demonstrating CPR
First aid training India 2019
Kids loving the fun of the training
First aid training India 2019
Father David welcoming the team
First aid training India 2019
Preparing for the festival
First aid training India 2019
Comparing notes with the teacher
First aid training India 2019
Our transport between schools
First aid training India 2019
Mandy demonstrating the recovery position
First aid training India 2019
A visit to The Golden Temple on a rest day. Fantastic Experience.
First aid training India 2019
Tea and biscuits at the temple
First aid training India 2019
Back to training. Injuries time for Martyn
First aid training India 2019
Welcome from the school
First aid training India 2019
More training about the recovery position from Jay
First aid training India 2019
Good old iPad
First aid training India 2019
Steve blowing up, the training head
First aid training India 2019
An extension to the school. Soon to be completed
First aid training India 2019
Another welcome to the team
First aid training India 2019
Dennis thanking the school for such a lovely welcome
First aid training India 2019
The look of concentration
First aid training India 2019
good old clingfilm
First aid training India 2019
class taking notes at the training class
First aid training India 2019