Two women of a family of eight who live in a makeshift cottage off the street. They are refugees from Bangladesh. At the end of the day they were cooking for the family. See also this photo
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sandip (3492) 2007-03-11 0:02
very nice AnimeshDa.. a true documentary photograph .. and ofcourse very very bengali flavour, i feel.. everything is so perfect here..
I wish I had a Leica.. :(
adamchewts01 (862) 2007-03-11 0:12
This set of photos can be used for a documentary. The setting, contrast & composition and everything else is very well done.
s10001in (0) 2007-03-11 0:17
I thought first this phot is from Sohrab.
it has same punch & power.
In fact Animesh you have your own style..but this one is differnt than that. But this is also beautiful like your other photos.
So close..& Not only close but Photo has soul..
It has life..
To make photo LIVE you need evrything in it..
Like expression, Body language & BODY itself of Photo..& Here there is everything!!!
sadeik (3282) 2007-03-11 0:54
Smiling face, grainy, black and white, some smoke. Very nice photo excellant pov Simon
recepyuksel (17808) 2007-03-11 2:13
Excellent documantery photo, excellent bw daily life photo, simple, naturel and powerful...
Galeota (10338) 2007-03-11 2:38
Hello Animesh. Beautiful slice of daily life, well composed and harmonious. Love the way they're looking at you, interacting with empathy in what seems to be an invitation. I also appreciate the overall tone balance and the detail finesse allowed by the Summicron. Tried to change slghtly the colour balance towards a warmer tonality, not that it would improve your photograph in any way, but just as a personal alternative (ws). Best.
DarkoG (8) 2007-03-11 2:45
Very good, very concerned photo. Excellent composition. THis photo had a soul and tell us very sad story about people who suffered, but in same time they look very optimistic.
Fine documentary work.
nirajsinha (857) 2007-03-11 3:09
Great BW picture. what a great framing and composition. The smoke in the air is excellent. According to ur note they are Bangladeshi refugees. Can you tell more about this? Are they Hindus? from which part of Bangladesh they came from?
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-03-11 3:55
Animesh, absolutely stunning double portrait combined with journalistic art. This could be shown anywhere from National Geographic to the National Portrait Gallery. Wonderful and thank you for posting it. Paul.
partha (14020) 2007-03-11 4:16
What a charming shot. Good expression and joyous moment. They really enjoy p[hographing themsleves and we enjoy the outcome of It.
Pure B&W looks nice.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-03-11 5:43
Another good shot...very good use of bw...well done...SUBIR
RADEEH (2802) 2007-03-11 11:14
Very lively shot. The lady in the front is well contrasted with the lady disappearing in the smoke. Great work TFS
designsoul (21492) 2007-03-11 13:20
Another bw poetry, Animesh... the shot evokes old films by S.Ray, there is something very inviting, intimate in the front woman's guileless smile, looking out at you and cooking on with her sister in the back. Love your superb tones, the fire, the smoke, the makeshift Indian kitchen with such wonderful cooks. A beautiful daily life scene, Animesh, with beautiful people.
sayan (2617) 2007-03-12 3:58
Hello Animesh da,
Nice framing and beautiful documentary. A very lively and dynamic image.
prantik (1136) 2007-03-12 10:04
Timeless and beautiful in every aspect. Her amused expression at the sight of a photo-babu only adds to her dignity and pride on the face of abject poverty that they experience every second. Where did you take it? No disrepect to others, but only a bengali who grew up with this sight everyday can fully appreciate the elemental power of the three significant props in this photo: teh aluminium hNaDi (a large pot for boiling cooking rice or daal or khichuri), the glass bottles ( containing "shorsher tel" (mustard oil for cooking), and the chaloni (the sieve to separate husk and stone particles from rice).
Yes, this could be a still from Ray or Rittwik Ghatak.
Furachan (0) 2007-03-14 2:32
Just catching up with your latest pics, Animesh, forgive my late arrival... Superb this crystalline study with the one wife radiant and sharo and the other more thoughful and appropriately shrouded in smoke. This is a beautiful, intelligent composition that once again (if need be) demonstrates the versatility of the summicron 50 in the right hands!
nicoz (1979) 2007-03-14 17:28
This photo tells a story. In fact the eyes of the lady on the left could tell a story on their own. In fact I find this almost very good, I only regret that the dense smoke hides the lady in the background, but then again this can be seen as something that builds the photo.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-03-16 3:26
I like you choice for a B&W.Lady behind smoke screen gives feel of rural kitchen and smoke.
alimo3 (6854) 2007-03-21 18:51
you've got some very good images ,but today i stoped at this one ,so simple and beautiful,i love this gaze full of humanity;and this daily life atmospere with the fire,the smoke and those frindly people.
keribar (43841) 2007-03-25 1:06
I went around your gallery this morning and discovered many pretty pictures, I have constantly missed: Saturday and Sunday mornings are really the only time I can spare to look at my TE friends' galleries.
Funny how these Bengladeshis look different than Indians, and you caught them in the middle of the lunch preparations with all these vapors creating a great atmosphere.
BW suits well this picture.
Friendly regards - Izzet
dilane (861) 2007-04-04 16:22
good shot , I like your blurred with the smoked and the clear, and more I have a good BW
- Copyright: Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) (9089)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-12-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica M6, Summicron 50mm/f2.0, Kodak TRI-X 400
- Exposure: f/2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Second Cut, My Stylesheet [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-10 23:29
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