Survivors

Companyshabnamphoto
Photographershabnam sirur
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This is a series of portraits of people I encountered at various different locations. Of People living on the edge. They represent different cultures but their disposition to life binds them into a similar story. To me they represent the degenerative aspect of economic growth. A beggar in Mumbai is no different in her desperation to the tout in the arid interior of a desert in Egypt. When I looked at them through the camera I found an unlikely beauty and grace in their faces. This is my tribute to them and countless other such people who belong to what I can only term as the faceless milieu.

About Photographer

I'm a graphic designer, creative director in advertising by profession. For over 2 decades I have been on the other side, buying works from/art directing shoots with leading commercial/fashion/ editorial photographers in India. I have studied the basics of photography in art school including darkroom processing of negatives and bromides. Over the years, I have developed a passion for shooting myself and hope to either publish/ exhibit my works in the years to come. Some of my prints are now a part of a permanent collection of a popular time share resort in India.