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This Week’s Photo – Sudan Famine – Tom Stoddart

This Week’s Photo, taken during the Sudan Famine by Tom Stoddart, saddens and frustrates me at the level of inequality depicted in the image – how can, we humans, be so untouched by the plight of the less fortunate? It’s also the image I’ve found particularly difficult to write about. I think this is because there aren’t many particular compositional elements to it for example – the strong leading lines or the S-curves or color – all the stuff that’s […]

This Week’s Photo – Taj Mahal and Train – Steve McCurry

As I finalize details of an upcoming photography trip to Agra and Rajasthan, photos I’ll be discussing in next few photos are going to have an element of India to them. This is so I can collect my own dots and fill my own bucket with ideas. In the photograph that I am sharing today, I love how Steve McCurry photographed perhaps the most photographed place in India, Taj Mahal in a completely unconventional way and telling a completely different […]

This Week’s Photo – Churchgate Station – Sebastião Salgado

This week’s photo of Churchgate Station in Mumbai, India was taken by the one and only Sebastião Salgado. In many ways, this image parallels last week’s photo taken by David duChemin. I won’t be surprised if David was inspired by this particular photo when taking his photos. I think it is the crowd – or perhaps the over-crowdedness that is the subject of the image. The theme of over-crowdedness is exaggerated by the fact that the image was taken from […]

This Week’s Photo – UnSeen – David duChemin

This week’s image that I have selected to share for discussion is called UnSeen by David duChemin in Nepal. It’s an image of an elderly street beggar who remains unnoticed and to a large extent – unseen by the passerby. This story is told powerfully by use of slower shutter speed to highlight the contrast between the movements of the passerby while the subject remains static. Another element to note about this image is the powerful use of leading lines […]