Atget’s Corner – 106-110, Delhi Photos
The visible city.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures.
I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds, courtyards, kitchens and old buildings. My archive of more than 25,000 photos showcases Delhi’s ongoing evolution. Each day five randomly picked pictures from this collection will be put up on the pages of this website.
The series is named in the memory of French artist Eugène Atget (1857-1927), who, in the words of a biographer, was an “obsessed photographer determined to document every corner of Paris before it disappeared under the assault of modern improvements.”
Here are Delhi photos numbered 101 to 105.
106. Krishna Nagri
107. Jawaharlal Nehru University
108. Shahpur Jat
109. Hailey Road
When will the two able-bodied young men in No. 106 start working honestly (instead of exploiting helpless animals as well as the religious sentiments of the unbrained)? Or, they may simply be satirizing the reality of life: they are acting as politicians taking the janta on a long ride to nowhere.
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