Breaking stereotypes

This photo presents my friend Abhu, a 17-year old Indian boy playing squash with the no.5 in Singapore Men’s category squash finalist, who later on takes the first position in the tournament. This picture breaks the general stereotype that Indians are generally less athletic and inadequate for competitions. The white background of the court which is normally glass in most competitions matches with his t-shirt, this indicates the idea that he is similar to the court. This can be interpreted that, unlike most the stereotype that follows Indians he is one with the sport, one with the game. He is also facing the back of the court, away from the wall, this is meant to imply how he has no dead ends, he doesn’t have any limits that stop him from becoming number one. This also breaks the stereotype as most Indians that do athletic never reach the top. This picture was also taken right when my friend Abhu’s racket is facing up while his opponent’s is facing down. This portrays how abhu is ascending in the game, he is getting to a higher place; meanwhile, the racket facing down is to indicate how the opponent’s side of the game is going. Which as it turns out not very good. This picture overall shows how the general stereotype that Indians are generally less athletic and inadequate for competitions isn’t always the case, using various photographic techniques.  

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