Atget’s Corner – 61-65, 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 61 to 65.
61. Bhagwan Das Marg
62. New Delhi Railway Station
63. Near Basant Lok
64. Lodhi-era ruin
65. Green Park
Mr. 64 is fine! I love the way his smooth,youthful and muscular physique sets off the rough-hewn blocks that make up the wall.
He seems to be wondering “Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?” ( “Where are those who were before us?” )
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