Category: Street.

Photograph: “A long way” by Zedith Photography (username “Zedith Photography” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: 

This image tells me an interesting street story of the daily life in northern India. A woman carrying firewood on her head while her boy carries a water canister. They walk along a road and you can just see two fully loaded trucks disappearing in the dusty background. For many people walking is the only way of transportation and to transport supplies and goods for commercial and private use.

This scene tells me a visual story of a two class society. On the one hand are those who struggle to survive with the bare minimum while in the far distance the economically more fortunate part of society lives in a different world. And this story is very well told in this image. The fog adds to the mystery and to the drama of harder working and living conditions in that country compared to many wealthier countries.

This image stands out by its street storytelling and make it an interesting documentary photo.


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