Asharam and his family shifted to this tent after their house damaged in “Torsha” river Flood last year in North Bengal. They are actually from Bihar.
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Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-12 21:40
This is a strange and interesting vew of this family. The chain is very dramatic. I enjoy your photo Arindam. Perhaps girl face whould have been better if it has been whoole. Well done.
siolaw (38284) 2006-06-12 22:14
This nice B&W image shows us first the extreme resilience of indian people, able to smile in the harshest of conditions, then it is nicely composed, with these faces separated bythe pole and chain,good framing and nice sharpness
Job well done
jinju (14265) 2006-06-12 23:21
The crop here is outstanding, Arindam. I like the division of the frame by the pole and the balanced compo with one face in each half. Very nice b/w conversion too with sucha nice tonmal range. The shot is very dramatic, theres a sense of some forebpading, something dangrous or not happy lurking in their reality.
daddo (24402) 2006-06-13 0:08
Chained to poverty? Powerful metaphor. Excellent composition, giving us a fleeting impression of this homeless family. The child's sweet face is such a contrast to the menacing metal chain. I like the grainy look too. Regards, Klaudio
cgrindahl (6113) 2006-06-13 0:56
This has a fine tonal range and excellent clarity. I've been away from TE for awhile and have missed your excellent work. We seem eternally blessed with Indian photographers sharing their distinctive vision of their entrancing home. This has a candid journalistic quality to it, made more so by your simple, yet provocative note. I'll visit your portfolio and keep an eye out for your work. Thanks for sharing this with us Arindam. Pleased to meet you over the miles.
kaud (1840) 2006-06-13 1:26
Perfect DOF and POV.
Great to see in B&W.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-06-13 2:03
good composition indeed. nice division of frame.
gaby (19819) 2006-06-13 2:05
Arindam bonjour - fabulous shot but vrey sad - the BW works well and the focus on the chain (separation between the two people) is very well done -
a great one
Furachan (0) 2006-06-13 3:31
Hints of Sohrab here in this gripping closely shot scene, Arindam. The title, the focus on that chain that ties these people down, these people who have nowhere to run to, and nothing to fall back on...
Powerful TE upload today my friend.
dolin (15647) 2006-06-13 3:59
Compo forte avec ce cadrage, ce n7B, la position des personnages et le tout amplifié par cette chaine et ce cadenas.
Je trouve ton cadrage vraiment osé et très très fort.
L'enfant qui regarde dans l'angle de l'image et l'homme légérement relevé qui te fixe....superbe.
Un n/b un peu grisouille qui me palit bien.
nerve (10231) 2006-06-13 4:09
nice b/w tones Arindam, i wish the guy behind the foreground kid didnt exist though.. his blurred vision distracts a bit.
But still, great tones, good compo.like the noise as well, looks like a film grain here.
partha (14020) 2006-06-13 5:30
Outstanding shot. excellent perspective.
B&W is perfect choice.
designsoul (21492) 2006-06-13 10:30
A daring and strong crop, Arindam, with the chain drawing our eyes to the image like a magnet. An excellent and also very sad shot that moves me... the man in the back is having a little smile at you, even though he is so utterly destitute. Speaks of the spirit of Indian people...
Very good bw Arindam!
Luko (13998) 2006-06-13 10:43
when I saw the thumbnail and read your title I felt my hair rising on head.. I thought this was an image about children work. nevertheless, your composition is really effective as of a hair raiser, can't take my eyes off these big chains and keep asking on if ever they'll unchain someday.
Mistral (15402) 2006-06-13 17:56
Excellent compo Arindam!
Great on B&W specially referring to the chain that catch the eye. The sweet sights of the man and his daughter (?) are a sign of the character of Indian people, always like that even while in dramatic conditions.
A smile and compliments!
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-06-14 8:43
Dear Arindam, congratulations from the bottom of my heart for such a moving and strong image. You are so much 'within' yorur subject with this picture. And you make such an impacting composition. The expression you got from the man looking at you is just haunting. And the chains of hard life so unbearable. Fantastic message, Arindam. Cheers, --amz
everlasting (14676) 2006-06-15 13:06
Great journalistic shot, Arindam. Great crop amd well framed, keeping the chain central in your shot and dividign the iamge.
A very thought provoking shot.
bnallama (3763) 2006-06-17 10:20
This is a beautiful double potrait. One of your best among your recent post... I like it very much. FS. Bala
faubry (35405) 2006-06-18 10:56
hello Arindam, very intense and dramatic shot, with chains...
good choice B&W, a pitty for the little girl face
kajspice (4542) 2006-10-09 16:19
I might have liked you to crop off just a little more of the baby's face - just above her lip, for this to work for me...
Otherwise, I think this is a beautiful photograph...