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.