Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

India: The Kanchipuram Girl and other photographs

Keerthivasan from Chennai visited nearby Kanchipuram, a temple town. An avid photographer, he snapped a lot of photos but displayed only one! He did not even choose to take this photo. When he was busy concentrating on the temple elephant, a passerby with an authoritative voice demanded that he shoot this girl, who had accompanied her. Keerthivasan did not even pause to think and took this shot.

kanchi_girl_keerthivasan.JPGs

As soon as the shot was taken the Brahmin Iyengar woman and this girl continued on into the temple. It was his mother who asked if he took down their address. Keerthivasan says that he does not even remember that lady's face and furthermore he did not even show the digital photo to them. Then why? Ponders Keerthi. But he feels as if the photo is communicating something to him. Just what it is, he does not know. Do you?

turkish_girl_baranee.jpg

Baranee from Coimbatore, India works on a ship and hence travels all over. He is an excellent photographer and is obsessed with sunsets. Once in a while, he shares other photographs taken during his journeys to the far corners of earth. This is taken in Turkey. Baranee says “Turkish girl's regard. She was watching fellow school girls’ dance with great concentration. Her concentration attracted me”.

marakkanam_kids_bala.jpg

Marakkanam Bala, Pondicherry is a journalist who carries his camera where-ever he goes. He chats up people on the streets and writes poignant accounts. His post about a 105 year old man seen begging on the street could be read here. Marakkanam Bala took this photograph of a girl enjoying fire-roasted Palmyrah Fruit in his native village.

2 comments

  • ASHOKKUMAR M

    Really Nice !

    Romba Nalla irrukku !!!

  • wonderful snaps! Very much expressive !!

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »

Guidelines

  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site