Right off the street there was a makeshift hut in the evening, where pots and pans gleamed, fire glowed in a cooking hearth, naked children ran, women cooked and washed, and men sat dreaming of a house that was theirs long ago in a land that was not to be theirs.
They are refugees from eastern Bengal, which is now Bangladesh.
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achakladar (786) 2007-01-13 4:01
A very nice frame !
Furachan (0) 2007-01-13 4:26
Beautiful cmposition, Animesh, all the more so because it seems s...natural. Do you know what I mean- not "composed", out "taken" somehow and every single person seems to be in the right place - lovely DOF work to comunicate the peace...and the infinite sadness of this place.
Salil_B (737) 2007-01-13 8:06
If "development" beckons, this family and many more like them will be 'home'less again.
Fine image Animesh, the old woman in the 'chadar' seems to embody resignation, and unertainty of future.
KevRyan (22952) 2007-01-13 13:17
I love the angled attitude of the man's head and this rapid shift to bokeh behind him...really emphasises his lordship of all he surveys - the line of colours - subtle shades - to the water is a masterstroke of observation....nice to see!
best wishes Kev
bantonbuju (51761) 2007-01-14 17:09
tis looka a sort of two layers-photo: one layer is a bout a man who takes life as it is, who is happy with what he has...
and the other layer is about people who wait for something to change their life, the way they live...
an important view on the life there...
adamchewts01 (862) 2007-03-11 0:09
Fantastic sets of picture you have here. Very good. I hope this refugees found a home soon. Composition, contrast, DOF is all very well set.
susan_nyc (114) 2007-03-13 10:11
Beautiful composition - and colors. I'm thinking about the DOF. A month ago I would've thought it was perfect. Now, having been influenced by several "tableau" critiques I've seen and the "argument" that CB (oh my goodness - did I really use his initials?) had everything in focus, I'm beginning to see DOF from another perspective. In your image there's still enough clarity to see what the women do, how they're dressed - but it makes the man the "king" of the picture, the only one who "counts."