Saturday, August 18, 2007

The women of Delhi

Wandering around Delhi with a camera can be rewarding. These are photos of 'ordinary' women, but I found something arresting in all of them.

At the dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya. She had the most no-nonsense face I've seen in recent times.

Possibly the girl's mother?

Waiting at Dilli Haat - there was something regal about her.

She turned, saw the camera and smiled. It completely transformed her.

Quiet stubborn face at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Check out her confidence! Whoever said Indian women were meek as mice?

This one will break hearts when she grows up.


Anonymous said...

Hi great post,where these women aware of your photographing them?
Wonder whether they would be so willing to pose for a western man armed with a camera in Delhi.
Love your blog

Deepa said...

The photos aren't mine - my friend Pooja photographed them, so I'll pass on your compliments! Most of them knew they were being photographed, and didnt mind. A couple of them were on the margin of the photo, but because it was a hi-res photo, I could cut them out and post it here. And to answer your question - no I don't think a western man armed with a camera would get as many women to pose.

Rajitha said...

deepa..loved the way you had a quote for every woman..and yes! you were right on all of them..sometimes in the rush of our lives..we fail to see the varied emotions in people and those photos captured them beautifully..

Seema Patel said...

Read a couple of your posts...loved the topics..catching photos...nice blog

Priya said...

Lovely pics. Yes, who ever said that Indian women are meek as mice. I love that these photos show different personalities.