Monday, September 17, 2012

The Statue Seller, 1995

I made this picture from my car window.  The statue sellers work the traffic lights, moving from car to car before the light changes.  This image clearly shows the disparity of life in India, where the privileged and the poor rub shoulders on a daily basis.  Both women represent different lifestyles, yet they are both very attractive.  The amazing thing about India is that fashion and expression of style pervade class, which makes for very rich street photography.  In this particular case, both women are wearing beautiful fabrics and jewelry.  The woman outside the window is not a beggar, but someone on the other side of the glass with her own unique way of life.  This photograph could easily have been taken from outside in, and it would have been a different image with the same protagonists.

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