I took this shot 2 hours ago.. I got this little kid in Kumartuli..
Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence. This Kolkata neighbourhood, not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but a number of idols are exported.It is one of the seven wonders in Kolkata.
The British colonisation of Bengal and India started following the victory of the British East India Company in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The Company decided to build new settlement Fort William at the site of the Gobindapur village. Most of the existing population shifted to Sutanuti. While such neighbourhoods as Jorasanko and Pathuriaghata became the centres of the local rich, there were other areas that were developed simultaneously.The villages of Gobindapur, Sutanuti and Kalikata developed to give rise to the later day metropolis of Calcutta.
Holwell, under orders from the Directors of the British East India Company, allotted ‘separate districts to the Company’s workmen.’ These neighbourhoods in the heart of the Indian quarters acquired the work-related names – Suriparah (the place of wine sellers), Collotollah (the place of oil men), Chuttarparah (the place of carpenters), Aheeritollah (cowherd’s quarters), Coomartolly (potters’ quarters) and so on.
Most of the artisans living in the north Kolkata neighbourhoods dwindled in numbers or even vanished, as they were pushed out of the area in the late nineteenth century by the invasion from Burrabazar. In addition, Marwari businessmen virtually flushed out others from many north Kolkata localities. The potters of Kumortuli, who fashioned the clay from the river beside their home into pots to be sold at Sutanuti Bazar (later Burrabazar), managed to survive in the area. Gradually they took to making the images of gods and goddesses, worshipped in large numbers in the mansions all around and later at community pujas in the city and beyond.
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fabbs99 (11030) 2013-09-14 2:06
Nice shot of the girl from Kumartuli.When everybody is heading for New Market and Gariahat for Puja marketing, you have taken charge of your camera to capture something special.Very well done.Hoping to see more remarkable image during the pujas from you.TFS.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-14 2:09
Hello my friend!
really beautiful portrait picture!Her eyes and facial expression are exceptional and convey well her emotions and feelings.
I like also so nicely blurred background(so old,scratched wall provides excellent backdrop for the scene)
Wish You a nice weekend
lousat (64069) 2013-09-14 2:23
A very very fresh portrait,almost live..ehehe....and very nice too,i like the decentralized location,the dark atmosphere and the soft details,a tiny masterwork! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (43903) 2013-09-14 2:33
Marvelous portrait of the littile girl, eyes wonder to an object at some distance, yet an innocent look - as kids always do in this age.
timecapturer (36978) 2013-09-14 3:46
a well executed and composed shot that is expressive and a delight. The gaze out of shot makes the intrigue all the more palpable. Irresistible imagery!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
aleXundar (555) 2013-09-14 8:52
A cute portrait. You have captured her jolly and mischievous look nicely.
Very good composition and clarity.
subhendu_bagchi (20976) 2013-09-14 9:01
dear brother, a nice portrait photography here. Like the expression of the little girls face. Good placement of her in the frame. A bit lack of light of the face but it looks superb with the green wall in back. Excellent shot. Tfs.
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-09-14 11:12
Very fine artistic portrait, I like the way you've managed the background. Ell done, have a fine weekend.
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-15 2:56
una foto appena scattata che però è un bel ritratto sia per l'espresisone della bambina che per il contesto nel quale appare inserita che con il contrasto di colori evidenzia l'incarnato della piccola.
Ottima la messa a fuoco e la conseguente nitidezza e lo stesso si può dire del contrasto.
Una ottima foto, composta anche nella migliore delle maniere.
Complimenti per la foto e per le belle note a corredo.
Ciao e buona domenica
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-09-15 6:04
A reallyo great portrait scene, very real and very nice to see the smile on the child's face. The texture of the wood behind makes the scene that bit more reai too and puts the child very much into their space in the world. Great work.
eldancer1 (20728) 2013-09-16 8:01
Very nice portrait of this little girl. I like the look on her face--thinking positive. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-09-19 10:49
Dear Indrashish, this a pleasant street portrait of that kid taken in Kolkata, neat image and good colors
One more time your photo comment is very complete
All the best, have a nice evening
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2349)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/360 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-14 1:45