Posted by: Muhammad Ghazanfar Ali | March 25, 2011


(Unknown place): A female trying to get knowledge and polishing peoples’ shoes to get a handsome amount to satisfy the needs of basic amenities. In a wider perspective, the image depicts the situations of poverty and knowledge-seeking efforts of an ordinary citizen. The “illusion” is that this is just a picture of road-side phenomenon; but it is not.

I don’t have sufficient words to write anything more on this!



  1. She is not a Pakistani citizen. She is an Afghan, and this picture is taken in Kabul. Afghan schoolgirls wear black clothes with white headscarves in government schools. That’s the uniform.

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