Faces of India – 106, Vegetable Vendor of Kolkata
Faces of India,
a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here.
I was taking pictures of a market in the by lanes of Kolkata when this vegetable seller called me and asked to take his picture. “Who knows, I may die in another couple of months. Let some people at least see me before that.” I was taken aback by his request; though I got a feeling he was being dramatic. I told him it is not for newspapers but for putting it up on computer he seemed happy and asked me to mention he was a vegetable seller. He got chatting with me after that.
While there are many people who don’t like being photographed, there are many who crave to be photographed and share their pictures. Some have means to do so while some don’t. This vegetable vendor of Kolkata definitely wanted some moments of fame and happiness. I was too glad to contribute.