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This Is The Story Behind A Massively Viral Photo Being Shared By Thousands

"I started documenting suffering and found beauty in ugliness; happiness in despair; and dreams in suffocation."

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Earlier this week, Akash posted this picture from his book Survivors, and it went hugely viral on Facebook.

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In just two days, it has amassed over 18,600 shares on Facebook.

Akash's book is a collection of the photos that he has taken in the past decade during his travels across the subcontinent.

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"It focuses on the people at the bottom of societies – those who must struggle on a daily basis, simply to survive," he told BuzzFeed. "People who live on the margins of society have had a big impact on me and have served as an inspiration for the photographic work I do."

Twenty-five per cent of the proceeds from each book will fund his ongoing projects to help the underprivileged.

"I have engaged in specific projects for certain groups: targeting one family/one slum/one brothel/one area of working children/one particular community and providing help for their long-term improvement," he said. "Already 10 families have been helped through this project."

You can order the book by emailing him at akashimages@gmail.com.

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