Malgorzata Wakuluk /Poland


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Untouchables also called Dalits - it's colloquial term for the lowest social caste in India. It also includes people from outside the caste.

Caste Discrimination can be described as 'discrimination based on work and descent', meaning that because of the occupation or the family a person is born into, they are socially excluded, economically deprived and subject to violence and abuse.

The caste system assigns individuals a certain hierarchical status according to Hindu beliefs. Traditionally there are four principal castes (divided into thousands of sub-categories) and a fifth category of people who fall outside of the caste system; the Dalits (Untouchables).In India alone, there are about 200 million of them.

Despite the fact that discrimination based on caste was outlawed by India's constitution in 1950, the practice of 'untouchability' still dictates the order of modern life for millions living in India. Even in 21th Dalits face discrimination at almost every level, from access to education and medical facilities to restrictions on where they can live and what jobs they can have.

My project about the Untouchables is a few personal stories of my heroes, such as for example Rajkumar who begs on the streets.


RAJ KUMAR RAM (Rajkumar) comes from a very small Haruijan community. This community deals with fallen cattle and animal skin products and is part of the lowest social caste in India, called the Dalits.. Rajkumar is 25 years old, a wife and two children. He was born with paralysed legs. He earns money by begging in the streets of Varanasi to feed his family and school for his children . And despite of the fact that he can not walk and he must crawl in the streets among cars and passers-by, he is a very positive and smiling man. He tries to live with dignity and always cares about hygiene and wears clean clothes before going out to work. But when he is at home always trying to spend time rith familly and sond friends. He is very proud of his son who learning in school and hope for better life for his children.

We can respect a man because he is different from us

and we can understand him because he is equal to us. 



Małgorzata Wakuluk lives in Poland. She is a choreographer by education; Artistic Manager by profession; Photographer by passion. She has been Photographing since 2016 and continues to this art still. For her, the most important thing in photography is always human beings, interpersonal relations and social inequality. At the moment she is working on a new project related to the lowest casts in India- The Untouchables. Human emotions and their place in this world are what fascinates her in photography the most but mystic photography is the close to her heart too as it is able to stir the imagination and has no limits. 

Founder and Mentor: www.polishwomenphotographers.com

Curator (online exibition): www.vasa-project.com

Exhibitions and Publications

2021 Collective Exhibition Polish Women Phgotographers, Bielsko Biała

2021 Focus on Polsih Women Photographers,Virtual Exhibition, Vasa_Project

2021 Collective Exhibition Polish Women Phgotographers

2021 Incognito, Virtual Exhibition of theater photography, Virturama

2020 Not What You Think, Virtual Exhibition, VirtuRama
2020 Not What You Think, Virtual Exhibition, Vasa_Project
2019 Not What You Think, Photographic Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

2019 Collective Exhibition PhotoOpen, Bielsko Biała, Poland
2019 Collective Exhibition of Documentary Photography, Poznan, Poland

2019 Virtual Photo galleries by Lens Culture
2019 Virtual Photo galleries by Social Documentary Network

2020 Interview with "VASA on Photography"

2019 Debut Publisher of Photo Album: Not What You Think    


Photographer: www.malgorzatawakulukphotography.pl

Instagram - photo documentary: @ malgorzatawakuluk

Instagram - art. photo: @artphoto_ma