Portraits of Children at BOSCO

Making portraits of children is something that I enjoy. And when I am commissioned to make portraits of children, there is no way I can refuse such an assignment.

Earlier this year, I was approached by a media production agency in Europe for an interesting commissioned portrait assignment.

The non-profit Don Bosco, based in Germany, was working on their annual newsletter. Their agency, ich.tv, reached out to me to shoot a cover photo for this publication.

The brief was simple – a portrait of a child holding a toy or something he/she likes. There was a reference design of the cover and it meant that I had to do a shoot keeping the final design in mind.

Their non-profit partner in Bengaluru city, the Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO), does brilliant work with the children living on the streets, child laborers, abandoned / orphaned children and so on. BOSCO has several shelter homes in the city where they provide a home, education, and vocational training to these children. It was at a couple of these shelter homes that I got to meet a bunch of enthusiastic kids and got to make their portraits in a style of lighting that I love.

Eventually, one of these portraits was used by Don Bosco as the cover photo of their annual publication.

Here is a gallery of some of these portraits from that session. Click on the thumbnail to view them in a larger size in a light box.


To know more or to contact me for non-profit or NGO photography assignments, do write to me using this Contact form.

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Nishant Ratnakar

Photographer | Visual Storyteller at www.nishantratnakar.com
Nishant is a Bangalore, India based Wedding, Portrait & Editorial Photographer. He is available for assignments across India. He also conducts photography workshops and offers personal photography mentorship.
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