People sleeping—day and night, alone or in groups—are an integral part of the Indian landscape.

All types of social groups find it perfectly normal to sleep, rest, and nap in what might be considered unusual places.

—Alain Schroeder

Editors’ note: This compelling project was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016. Discover more inspiring work from all the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists.