Bits and Pieces

Thursday, April 03, 2003  

What’s interesting about Amnesty International’s Wall Calendar for the year 2003? Well, it has photographs taken by the children of Sonagachi, India (the red-light district of Calcutta). Photographer Zana Briski trained the children. This page here shows one of the striking images. To me, it didn’t seem like a picture snapped by a first-timer. On the first glance the subject’s positioning within the frame was as appealing as the girl’s smile.

After clicking past pages of Zana’s composition, I could sense thoughts rushing by before being consumed by a black hole like void deep within. Upon recovery there was this urge to mock at the privileges that I had started taking for granted and this “manufactured depression” that I fall into, at times. But for how long? Such alarming messages don’t strike my senses on an ever day basis, as there are other things that cast their spell on this mind. Such vagaries in emotion don’t help ‘Understanding Mind’ better, which of late has been on top of thoughts!

> Zana Briski: Sex workers of Calcutta.
> Find the face behind the good work here.

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