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Category : This Week’s Photo

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 – Private – Fan Ho

This week’s photo, titled Private is by a late Chinese photographer, Fan Ho. One of the things that sticks out for me is the conceptual contrast and juxtaposition in this image. A photographer, photographing the “Private” sign, while also including a couple in a seemingly intimate moment in the same frame. Had the sign not been there, it would have been an image of the couple. But with the sign, the image becomes about the juxtaposition and contrast. Balance in […]

This Week’s Photo – Boy in Mid-Flight – Steve McCurry

This week’s photo is another one from Steve McCurry. This one was taken in Jodhpur, which is about a train ride away from location of the last picture, Agra. This image has numerous ingredients of a hallmark photograph. It has mystery – those hand imprints on the wall – what are they and what do they represent? The image has moment – the boy in mid-flight. I’m very certain that if they boy was not in mid-flight, the image wouldn’t […]

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 […]