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Atget’s Corner – 866-870, 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 871 to 875.

871. Curzon Road

Newspaper from Paris

872. Vasant Vihar

Take Me Far From Delhi, Where There are Mountains and Lakes

873. Chawri Bazaar

Cruelty Against Bikes

874. Khwaja Qutubuddin Kaki’s Dargah, Mehrauli

A Self-Contained Unit of Thought

875. Indian Coffee House

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