Unseen Faces & Unheard Stories: Odisha Through the Lens

Odisha, a land that is an amalgamation of tribal culture, simple livelihoods and people with hearts of gold.

A trip into the tribal villages of Semiliguda Forest Range in the state of Odisha is a revelation in itself.

Cut off from the rest of the world, these villages and its inhabitants are echoes away from the modern world and continue to exist, just as we do, unaware of each other.

While some tribal communities still dwell deep into the forests, over the decades many have left behind the wilderness that was once the abode of their ancestors and formed tiny hamlets, taking up farming to fend for themselves.

An amalgamation of tribal culture, simple livelihoods and people with hearts of gold, here are some pictures of the residents of the forest ranges in Odisha:

A mother’s love. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
A life full of the tales and wrinkles. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Let me be. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Tell me your dreams. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Weary of what. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
A Beautiful paradox. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
What do those eyes speak. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
A tribal tale. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
I see right through you. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Man of child. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Fields of Labour. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
A beautiful tale. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Do those lines speak of woes. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
I have a tale to tell. Courtesy: Lekshmi Priya.
Note: All the photographs are subject to copyright.

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