Atget’s Corner – 861-865, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 861-865, 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. Five randomly picked pictures from this collection are regularly 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 861 to 865.

861. Near Delite Cinema

A Typical Delhi Pillow

862. Place Unknown

The Idea of India

863. Connaught Place

Delhi’s Bandaged Moments – C.P. Cavafy, Rail Bhawan

864. Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Chilla

Graveyard Shift

865. Ashram

Up the Stairs