By Rafat Ali, @rafat
“India in reflections”: a fabulous and clever collection of photos from Reuters’ photographers, “reflecting” the daily life and hustle bustle of India. The country, reveling as it is in its newly-found vanity and consumerism, still lives in its streets, that microcosm of Indian life “where everything happens – people eat, sleep, cook, and fight on it,” to quote the tennis great Boris Becker.
Too bad the photo gallery doesn’t use bigger photos or better resolution, would have been even more effective.
To anyone going to India for the first time, a walk down the narrow streets of Old Delhi — and if you can stomach it, even narrower alleys — is highly recommended as a starter. This great collection of pics on Pbase will give you an idea why.
On the photography side, there’s a India street photographers collective called That’s Life, trying to promote it as an emerging art form in India. It also showcases the photographers that are part of it and their own collections.
November 5, 2012