Tangible Memories

In this modern age of digital photography, moments are saved by a single click of a button. People often take a photo for granted. For one Indian household, a family portrait was never a possibility for them. A simple snapshot turns into a tangible lifetime memory instantly.  By Lucy Rosado & Jessica Cardinas

Outside the one-room house, the Khan family pose for their first family portrait.Anxiously smiling, they pose for the photographer.Excitement arises as the family gathers to have a look at their first family picture.The simple, yet beautiful, portrait of the Khans.Lost for words at the sight of a photograph of her family.Sameer, one of the family's eight children proudly holds up a memory that will last a lifetime.