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Photo Essay: ‘Morphine Addicts in India’ (1975)

These series of photographs, which were taken by Pablo Bartholomew in 1975. These raw pictures show the derelict and desperate conditions in which the female subject lives in, yet, her only focus is the object in her hands.

The first image describes the woman’s condition, she is so frail.  Even at her destitute state, her only will to go on is to take in more morphine

She smiles at her dog, yet gets to the important matters. The morphine has to be prepared. 

Her joy as she finally loads it. 

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  1. Catherine
    November 6, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Does anyone know what happened to this woman? Did she survive, or succumb to hepatitis or worse..it would be lovely to hear she survived..but many 1970’s westerners who went to India for the cheap drugs never returned…some who saved up to go, never went, and maybe this saved their lives..

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