Secrets On Humanistic Photography
She has been a recipient of more than 30 medals from the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP). In 2012, she was awarded the Golden Dragon Award from the International Photographers Association. She bagged the second place in HIPA’s The Street Life category.
“It was an unlikely sight to see a barber doing his job within a structure that resembled a ramshackle shrine.”
At first glance, the scene reminded me of an old oil painting. When I shot this photograph in Bhaktapur in Nepal, I was prompted by the striking contrast between the varying structures in the scene. What fascinated me even more was the fact that even amidst the decaying unpainted walls, people still continued with their lives—a case in point being the man getting a haircut. It felt like he had something to look forward to, for which he wanted to appear presentable.
Pace Yourself and Observe
When you are out shooting on the streets, don’t hurry your movements. Walk slowly and look around closely. There is always a picture waiting to happen!
(Story continues on the next page.)Conchita Fernandes, HIPA, Jianhua Lin, Fuyang Zhou, Yanan Li, Vladimir Proshin, Saeed Jumoh, Edmondo Senatore, Lianhui Gao, Ngai-bun Wong, Santiago Bañón, Ali Al-Zaidi, Sulaiman Al Hammadi