MY STORY: What Happens When The Hand Speaks? I Learnt It Through These Photographs.
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A photo is worth a thousand words, especially when silence is the only language. Check out the amazing work of Noida Deaf Society through these photos.
“Every one of us is different in some way, but for those of us who are more different, we have to put more effort into convincing the less different that we can do the same thing they can, just differently.” – Marlee Matlin (Deaf American Actress)
They can’t hear, but you can? They can’t speak, but you can? But they express themselves, with beauty and grace… Their smile spreads joy and happiness where ever they go…
They may not hear what we say but feel everything like we do. They have heart with purity and innocence.
After spending a few hours at the Noida Deaf Society, I fell in love with the power of silence.
A strange calmness came over me. It was like taking a break from the noisy world to understand the true meaning of life.
For them, every second of life has a different expression. Expressing not in any ordinary way – expressing through hands; speaking and communicating through them.
Love, anger, sadness, agony. It is not only the gesture of hands; it is the gesture of their souls interacting with each other.
About the Author: Rohit Gautam is a photographer, photo journalist and photography teacher. Currently working as Faculty at Raghu Rai Center For Photography, he has worked as a freelancer in OUTLOOK Group, The Telegraph (U.K), China Daily, MSN News, Humanitarian News, PDN Emerging Photographer Gallery ,Yahoo-India, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Ireland,etc. Look him up on Facebook and Twitter to know more.
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