Atget’s Corner – 1046-1050, 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 1,00,000 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 1046 to 1050.
1046. His Chai Comes Before His Friend
1047. The Ministry of Utmost Friday Night
1048. A Stream of Sheikh Peer’s Roses for Hazrat Amir Khusro, the Poet-Saint of Delhi
1049. A Newspaper Intellectual’s Thinking Feet
1050. The Mom & Pop Charms of an Independent Bookstore