Faces of Kolkata

So many stories, so many faces, fear and confidence, happiness and sadness. Faces of Kolkata – here they are. I am still struggling to describe my week in India. It took me some time to start editing my photos  because of the strong effect of the experience there. I tried to capture the emotions felt…

Handprints of Blood

Street photography is all about telling stories.  “Learning what you don’t want to photograph is only half of the battle, though a large half. It’s also the half which can be put into words.”  Handprints of blood, an Egyptian ritual to dip hands in the blood of the sacrificial animal and to put prints all…

PERCEPTION

     Manshiyat Nasser, or as it is more popularly known, “Garbage City,“ is a slum settlement with a population of around 70,000 in Cairo, Egypt. The inhabitants, mostly Coptic Christians, have filled this area for the past 70 years. These informal garbage collectors, called the  Zabbaleen or “Garbage people,“ collect the garbage of Cairo’s…

Kolkata Flower Market

Kolkata’s Mallik Ghat Flower Market, tucked away next to the Hooghly river, attracts more than 2,000 sellers each day. It contains more than a century of history. The market, known to be the largest of its kind in terms of sales in Asia, is bustling with activity, luring customers with its myriad colours, the fragrance…