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    This Woman Created A Striking Photo Project Of People's Jobs Vs. What They Dreamed Of Being As Kids

    "It was so interesting to see how vastly different those dreams and their subsequent realities were."

    Deeksha Rathore, a Mumbai-based student, did a striking photo series as part of a project for her photography class.

    Dubbing the project Dreamcatcher, Rathore spoke to people and asked them what they wanted to be when they were kids. "It was so interesting to see how vastly different those dreams and their subsequent realities were; I knew I had something there. The series of 12 diptychs that highlights the vast contrast between an individual’s current job and the dreams they had as a child," Rathore told BuzzFeed.

    The Doctor vs. the Cricketer

    The Mithai Maker vs. the Fashion Designer

    The Bartender vs. the Corporate Employee

    The Air Hostess vs. the DJ

    The House Help vs. the Bharatanatyam Dancer

    The Rickshaw Driver vs. the Artist

    The Jeweller vs. the Air Hostess

    The Vegetable Seller vs. the Cook

    The Paan Seller vs. the Security Guard

    The Juice Wala vs. the Army Officer

    The Mochi vs. the Policeman

    The Salesman vs. the Professional Carrom Player

    "Its purpose isn’t to determine whether there is a feeling of regret or relief amongst these individuals who didn’t live out their childhood dreams. Those emotions are very personal and subjective. I’ve simply tried to contrast a dream and a reality through my work," Rathore told BuzzFeed.

    Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

    Contact Andre Borges at andre.borges@buzzfeed.com.

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