Category Archives: Kolkata

Passage to India – Faces

Some of the people I met during my two months in India. I don’t know all their stories but I’ll never forget their faces.

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Passage to India – There’s Something About Doors

Doors are often a photographer’s favorite subject. They are generally easy to frame, because they already suggest the frame. Many doors have great texture. Sometimes a subject will poke out. These doors are just a few of the many that caught … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 3

A Word About The Hope Foundation The major effort of the charity that sponsored this workshop, Hope Calcutta, is working with street and orphan children in feeding, education, and medical care. Hope has its own hospital with a staff of … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 1

For eight wonderful days I was part of the Hope Calcutta street photography workshop. Led by documentary photographer Mark Carey, we spent our days and nights shooting on the streets and in the slums of Calcutta, helping each other, and … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 2

Working people and street portraits. Although street photographers seem to decry any non-candid shots, I find that eye contact often helps the photograph. Although I never posed a shot, I would indicate to the person that I wished to take … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Morning Rituals

  The morning bathing in the Hooghly, a branch of the Ganga, is an important ritual. Never mind the trash. The river is all important and takes care of all. Meanwhile in a quieter part of the ghat, a worshipper … Continue reading

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Passage to India – In the Kolkata Flower Market

A friend wrote that she thought I had been enhancing the colors in my images. I’m sure it looks that way sometimes but in fact the colors here are so vibrant that I usually have to work to keep them … Continue reading

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