Calcutta Series-V (DAILY LIFE IMAGES FROM CALCUTTA-FIFTH IN A SERIES OF 10 IMAGES).
This photograph was taken in the evening hours near New Market where a thirteen years old boy is selling fruits on the streets to a lady.
Although child labour is illegal in India by law as no child below the age of 14 should be employed.But for much of human history and across different cultures, children less than 17 years old have contributed to family welfare in a variety of ways and India is no different in this regard.Child labour in India is the practice where children engage in economic activity, on part-time or full-time basis. The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of good schools and growth of informal economy are considered as the most important causes of child labour in India.The 2001 national census of India estimated the total number of child labour, aged 5–14, to be at 12.6 million.Child labor problem is not unique to India; worldwide, about 215 million children work, many full-time.
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pajaran (36119) 2012-09-11 12:40
Mnogo je dece u svetu koja su zloupotrebljena.
Lep trenutak na pijaci.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, sacuvajmo decu.
There are many children in the world who are abused.
A nice moment in the marketplace.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good lyrics and compositions, save our children.
All the best.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-11 12:52
Another intresting photo, excellent notes and technical part of photo.
marabu61 (3865) 2012-09-11 13:25
This is such a typical scene for India. Unfortunatly it is still a fact that child labour exists widespread. Even a lot of the big western enterprises abuse the system and want us make belive they care.
Thank you for showing and reminding us to look carefully on what we buy in our daily shopping sprees.
have a good time
rbellemare (2087) 2012-09-11 14:54
I think you're presenting us a very nice street life picture. I like the soft light that give a nice atmosphere to this picture. The green colour is the dominant one in this picture. I also like the expression on the boy face. Good composition.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-11 18:15
I really like the intensity you have captured on the boy's face. The man just coming around the corner adds a bit of spontaneity to it all. Well done.
danos (73896) 2012-09-11 21:53
one more nice snaphot from the streets of the city with the woman to chat with the young boy.A good reportage shot from the daily life of the city.
ikeharel (37190) 2012-09-12 2:12
Colorful scenery, Farhat, but what is most attractive in this photo, is the young boy-seller face's expression while listening to the lady, probably knbow her already - and just might had been lecturing him something about...
Fabulous moment collected.
macjake (39207) 2012-09-12 7:47
I'm a huge fan of these daily life scenes in India, if i ever get the chance to go, i'll be focusing on scenes just like this one.
the colors and livelyhood of the scene shout out at us.
so many interesting elements make up the entire scene.
mirosu (5507) 2012-09-12 8:13
This is excellently composed photo showing a part of daily life in this bussy city Calcutta (do you stil prefer this old name?). You have perfectly place the small fruit seller and the lady customer within the frame. The light and colors are just marvelous. Very well done.
eldancer1 (16938) 2012-09-12 9:29
Those bananas are green, do they cook them? Nice capture of the daily life and good way to learn other culture. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Nicou (97509) 2012-09-12 9:37
merveilleuse cène et iamge superbe quelle échoppe et ce jeune venderu de fruits avec la dame ces banaes sueprbe compo et iamge très animée et colorée très vivante.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (26854) 2012-09-12 10:00
This is a very good picture, capturing the atmosphere of a Calcutta street perfectly with lots of interesting details. We can see the connection between the boy and the lady. Judging from her style her own children probably won't have to work. The poster behind the boy could make us believe that it is actually he who sells e-tickets for air and rail connections. That gives this rather sad picture a funny touch.
clic (10977) 2012-09-12 13:52
You wrote a sad story about children working and it's quite instructive.
This picture is well-balanced, given the imaginary diagonal that links boy's eyes to the customer's!
I see a touching scenery!
jacquest (14062) 2012-09-12 16:39
This is a good street image with this woman and young boy seemingly having and exchange in this coloful surrounding. Good colors and sharpness.
nikkitta (5844) 2012-09-12 16:50
Well captured scene of daily life at the street, interesting the expression of the boy's face, waiting for an answer?
Good the use of green as the predominant color, did you eat so green bananas?
A difficult subject the children work, more in poor or not yet developed countries
Sonata11 (28209) 2012-09-13 4:25
this is very sad about small children and its employed. This problem is all over the warld. You wonderfully catch this moment of hard daily life for kid. He should go to school and be happy like so many ather children, but his not. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
jhm (122314) 2012-09-13 4:26
The guy look perfect in the eyes of the lady, he shall perhaps sell.
Nice daily life picture with the seller as subject.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, lovely colors.
Nice light management, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-13 23:20
This is such a typical scene for India . Perfect portrait of street! Great harmony! Great composition and framing, great symbol and differentiation of levels ! Excellent light management, great contrasts, wonderful colours!
Thank you for showing
have a good time
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-09-15 23:10
nice shot without words
your notes are very useful
the expression of the little
boy says too much,there
are so many children all over
the world who work hard
ourania (12249) 2012-09-16 13:39
I like very much the naturalness of this scene and composition. It's like a fleeting impression that one could have from a car window while moving slowly in the city traffic or idly observing the side of the street at a traffic light. The boy's posture and intriguing upward glance into the unseen eyes of the woman are utterly captivating and make the impression last. Sharpness, lighting, colours and textures support the spontaneity and naturalness of the capture superbly. A really adorable face and a touching expression. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-17 8:12
Hello Dear Farhat
Register and you look good everyday life in India. Lighting and composition is appropriate.
Camera (Canon s100) is good, but for social documentary photography, is fast and reliable.
Waylim (22349) 2012-09-17 15:48
Another one of your very nice documentation of the street life in Calcutta. I read the book called the Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh, your street scene is what I imagine in the some of the description of the book.
Very nice moment of the boy helping the parents tending to the shop after school, I hope.
Anyway, a scene I grew up with and familia with.
adramad (27544) 2012-09-17 16:11
That well captured the atmosphere of the streets in India with its colorful and activity, is captured in this beautiful picture perfect portrait of the boy selling bananas, while seeming to talk with the lady.
I like these soft tones of color. Well done.
Have a nice day.
kato (6725) 2012-09-17 18:37
That works in order that a small child may help a household economy is a sad problem which is common in the world. Poverty and starvation exist also in the time of when. I think it as originating also in the increase in birth. Probably, it is neglected to today, since there is no wisdom to solve. Well composed.
josepmarin (55007) 2012-09-19 3:19
you have caught skillfully this scene of the daily life in the city, with all its color and its vital and human atmosphere.
The image is very spontaneous and very fresh, as we can see in the attitude of the young fruits seller.
A good work with the light and the colors, the composition is interesting and very attractive.
marcan44 (6223) 2012-09-19 5:33
una immagine , credo abituale , per le strade di Calcutta.
Giovani ragazzi che s'improvvisano venditori di frutta.
Uno spaccato di vita quotidiana colto con perizia e timing.
Bravo, TFS !
A nice day
abmdsudi (26199) 2012-09-24 9:19
A well balanced street shot effectively to communicate the idea with the juxtaposition, the contrast, the backdrop and colours add an engaging motif creating a strong visual theme. You certainly found some very interesting scene with the young seller makes a strong focal point to lift the overall scene and your timely shot is admired as they are at exactly the most appropriate spot in the frame. Well done, TFS
mkamionka (24455) 2012-10-11 4:00
amazing street scene. Sad that such young children have to work but the photograph makes a great documentary.
Well composed with plenty of color.
gervaso (8043) 2012-10-25 4:00
Interesting and colorful scene on the streets, and with details that seem very typical of the country, as the clothes. About the child labor, it happens exactly the same thing here... Beautiful composition, full of details to see! Excellently done!
mohammad_H (6565) 2012-10-28 9:20
Green bananas? Ever sweet? Probably have to incubated go for color reproduction
Tries "and endeavoring, teen, to earn daily life
Clarity, transparency, good, attractive colors and lovely
Have a nice day to start
have a nice night
Robert1969 (6152) 2012-11-03 1:34
A picture with a lots of details, but the
picture isn't busy, that means that the
composition is very good. Light management
is also good and the picture tells more
than a thousand words.
One little advice:
Make sure that the feet/legs of the boy
are completely in the picture.
siolaw (37568) 2012-12-10 22:07
Good crop of the street scene with satisfactory lighting and sharpness. The heads of the sellers have made the green board dirty!!
maloutim (8586) 2013-02-16 1:35
This is a very worthy post !
Child labour is a real problem, I agree, especially if it's to the detriment of education.
My mother aged 89 worked all through her childhood to help her parents on the farm, but she was given an education from the age of 6 until the age of 13.
Looking back on it, she is not unhappy about it, although she would have liked to do even longer studies, and not spend the best part of her youth during the war occupation by the Germans :-(
However the work on the farm showed what work was like, and she consequently worked hard all her life, which is a major factor in succeeding a good life !
In occidental countries nowadays, too many young people are idle, do not want to work, and expect everything from society without any effort on their part.
The child on your photo seems to be eager at
his job. I just hope that he is also allowed some educational and leisure time.
Thanks for sharing on this very important issue.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-23 19:07
Hello Farhat, great expression capture of this little boys eyes. Beautiful fresh artichokes and bananas!
And the lady showing only her back is a great highlight!
A nice daily life scene from Calcutta!
all the best,
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (5312)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 12:00