If you’re going to go, go deep. Sure, local photographer Yve Assad
could have stuck to the tour buses and the well-worn path when she traveled to India, but then she would not have returned with a story that’s so profoundly moving. Travel to foreign shores is a lot like an old-fashioned high school dance in that regard. Stand there leaning against the wall, watching everybody else pair up and move on out to the dance floor, and your chances of getting your heart broken are minimized ... but so are your chances of really feeling alive, really experiencing the moment to its fullest. Assad took a chance and got to know the people she met as actual living, breathing people, and we all fell in love with the photographs she brought back to tell the tale.