Faces of India

An ever evolving archive of people from every Indian district

Let’s Face It

Tami in Kalahandi, Odisha, has a very Indian face. So does Rajendran of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. So too, Ohame of the Andamans and Michi Yaring of Arunachal Pradesh. And not one of them resembles the other in the slightest.

PARI aims to record Indian faces from every single block and district in the country. That’s right — thousands and thousands of FACES, capturing the astonishing diversity of how Indians look. From every single district (and each block of every district) we aim to put up portraits of at least one adult male, one adult female and one child or adolescent. This is a gigantic exercise that will take years to complete and demands the widest participation. Anyone can take part in it provided the photograph is good enough.