I Dreamed I Had a Girl in My Pocket

Award-winning writer, photographer and teacher Wendy Ewald lived in the 2000-year-old village of Vichya in the Gujarati Desert in India, where she taught 20 of the village’s children the art and craft of photography. This combination of photographs and text describes the hopes and dreams of those children, with evocative images of the town and its people. In the text the children, from different backgrounds, speak chillingly of their lives, their concerns over their impending marriages, and their almost unanimous desire to photograph the gods. The children’s pictures and moving, sometimes disturbing, oral histories are combined with Ewald’s observations and photographs.

Text: Ewald Wendy. cm 24,5×24,5; pp. 104; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York, 1996.

ISBN: 9780393039351 | 0393039358

ID: AM-3325

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Award-winning writer, photographer and teacher Wendy Ewald lived in the 2000-year-old village of Vichya in the Gujarati Desert in India, where she taught 20 of the village’s children the art and craft of photography. This combination of photographs and text describes the hopes and dreams of those children, with evocative images of the town and its people. In the text the children, from different backgrounds, speak chillingly of their lives, their concerns over their impending marriages, and their almost unanimous desire to photograph the gods. The children’s pictures and moving, sometimes disturbing, oral histories are combined with Ewald’s observations and photographs.