India, a victim of unrivalled growth opportunities, is loosing thousands of hectares of agricultural land each year. The photo series tries to explore the rhythm and contradictions of life in modern India.
The Idea of Kashmir in an average Indian’s mind is that of a paradise laid waste by the ill intentions and actions of unscrupulous individuals backed by a foreign power and supported by a section of the local population.
India has always been my dream land, and when I finally traveled there in March, I was really overwhelmed. I had my little lomo camera with me, but I tried not to ‘take pictures’ or to capture ‘beautiful images’.
So I started taking photography seriously about 5 years ago and was obviously drawn to the convenience of digital technology. I have to say that digital cameras are a good way to learn and understand exposure and composition since you can see what you shoot instantly and can correct and learn from your mistakes in real time.
Hoping to do something different I decided to take the longest train journey in India – not only to know more about the nation but also to take it up as a personal challenge.
Rollover images for slideshow controls Karan Vaid, a photographer from India, won 1st place in the inaugural IPA Street Photography Contest. The contest received over 3,000 entries from all corners of Asia. In this invisible interview, we catch up with Karan, talk to him about his win, and find out more about his photography craft and journey. Invisible Ph t grapher Asia: Firstly, congratulations – how do you feel about winning 1ST Prize at the Inaugural IPA Street Photography Contest? Karan Vaid: Thank you, I am very happy to be a finalist and in the company of such talented photographers. …
In India, there is a population of more than 15 million people residing in slums, of which 1.5 million of them live in Kolkata.
My account of Kashmir is not conflict driven but irony driven. What I read is not what I almost saw or experienced. What I experienced was far more impactful than the misconstrued and misleading bits of news I got to read or see in the ‘safer’ parts of India. What I experienced hands-on was important to understand the ground realities of a land torn between 2 egoistic countries calling this magnificent stretch of land an “integral” part of ones country without really providing its people the elementary necessities of choice and a voice to express their need for an education, …