By Max Bartnik, Justina Deardoff, Dominika Dabrowska & Ashley Visser
For our project we created a book filled with portraits of the Ashram children, accompanied by their quotes, collected after asking each child what their favourite thing about Ashram was, and what Ashram means to them.
We were initially motivated by the idea of perception, and understanding the different perceptions we would find in India, and especially at the Ashram. As we interviewed the children we realized that most of the answers shared the theme of love and family. We wanted to highlight this throughout our book and attempt to allow those who have not visited the Ashram a chance to understand the positive and accepting environment found there.
We hope this book captures an aspect of what the Ashram truly is.