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Shamin Ansari, 14 (left) lives with his brother, parents, and grandparents in a one-room flat in Shivaji Nagar. Born with intellectual disabilities, Shamin’s family worked with Apnalaya, a local NGO, to obtain the government-issued disability certificate required for his admission into a special school. Image by Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni. Mumbai, India, 2016.

Shamin Ansari, 14 (left) lives with his brother, parents, and grandparents in a one-room flat in Shivaji Nagar in Mumbai. Born with intellectual disabilities, Shamin’s family worked with Apnalaya, a local NGO, to obtain the government-issued disability certificate required for his admission into a special school. Image by Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni. India, 2016.