Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
I am a street/documentary photographer from India. I took on photography about three years back, when I quit my job as a sailor. I worked for a local Ngo. I never took formal training on photography. I studied Nautical science. Documentary type photography always appealed to me the most.
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Life on tracks
In a country like India there are millions of people live by the railway track, specially around the metro cities. They migrate from distant places in search of a better living. Now the cities are exceeding the population limit, so people have to live in worst situations in order to live closed to the city and what better place than the govt. land beside 71000 miles of railway tracks.
Although child labour is banned in India, we often finds these children working in a garage or a tea stall or restaurant just to make both ends meet. Often we find out that they are orphans and living on there own and even raising a brother or a sister. This is where I get into this dilemma, in one hand what they should ideally be doing at this age, on the other what they are forced to do in order to survive. They almost always not want there pictures taken, but he dident mind.
A Charak Sannasi(Saint) walking the parade. Charak Puja is a Hindu folk festival, held in southern Bangladesh and West Bengal on the last day of the month of Chaitra (in Bengali calendars called Choitro).
People believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. This actually is a festival to satisfy "Lord Shiva".