As a photographic intern for International Bridges to Justice, this is my first post on their blog. Last weekend I visited a small village near the Bangladesh border called Murshidibad. It is an isolated region of West Bengal along the banks of the Padwa River. It took us several hours on a train, followed by another two hours in a small cramped van just to reach the village. Upon our arrival we were greeted by kind people with open arms who wanted nothing more than to tell us their stories. We spent the next six hours of our day interviewing person after person. Listening to the never ending flow of human tragedy made it hard to put together even a simple presentation. I feel that the pictures speak more than words, however, each photo does have a small caption to help you understand what is happening.

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