There are two sides to every coin. In day-to-day usage of the term, it would mean that everything in life has a good side and a bad side.
Consider the state of the mind—there are happy people, and there are sad people; there are healthy people, and there are sick people; there are rich people, and there are poor people. We, as photographers, like to document all that is around us. Traditionally, most ﬁ ne-art photographers like to photograph landscapes, stiff lives, or nudes. But have we ever considered how the ‘other half’ – the poor, live? What are their priorities in life? What are their possessions–a television, a chair, a bicycle, a goat, a dog, water to drink? How do they survive under these horrible conditions?Five Mumbai based photographers decided to document just that. They decided to photograph the way of life in the slums.Think it over. These poor, unfortunate people could be you!This group show was curated by Jagdish Agarwal, founder of Dinodia Photo Library.
Just as I was crossing the railway tracks, near a slum, I saw this old man, wearing vest and lungi, sitting in featus position, on a white plastic chair, in the middle of the railway tracks. He had removed his slippers. He was sitting, as if he had no care in the world. The railway tracks took my eyes to the horizon and spread to both sides, thus unifying the picture. Another old women sitting on the right side, completed the picture. The horizontal sleepers of the railway track and the horizontal lines of the ladder on the right side, added a nice touch to the ﬁnal frame.