Friday, January 13, 2006

Calcutta caught on the camera

Oksie, how about compiling a list of places (photographers) which has Calcutta caught on the camera?
Here's to start:
1) Point and Shoot
2) Mr. Amal Sircar @ PN
3) Waddell Collection at UPenn
4) Hensley Collection at UChicago
5) Anupam Basu @ PN
6) Jacques Henry @ PN
7) Sunondo @ Flickr

ps: Has anyone noticed how shabbiness is a common theme in all the sets? Plus, the emphasis on B&W, connoting a ubiquitous sense of an era long bygone?


At Saturday, January 14, 2006 1:56:00 AM, Blogger Sharad said...

I didnt know there was such an active blogger community in calcutta! good job guys!! Just curious though... are most of you based in calcutta, or are you guys from calcutta spread all over?

At Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:05:00 PM, Blogger DD said...

thanks for the links. there's some problem with the first link, but the photos of kolkata in the second one is really really beautiful.

At Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:53:00 AM, Blogger satchisgod said...

Well, I thought there were some lovely BW snaps in the 1st link too.

At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:56:00 PM, Blogger Urmea said...

Check out this link for some truly amazing shots of Calcutta from 1945/46 taken by a US Army photographer. Especially check out the captions and choice of subjects: snake-charmers - check, begging children - check, sacred cows - check.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:54:00 AM, Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

very nice links both biplab and urmea. Thanks!
BTW there's a very nice book called Ten Walks in calcutta which has a list of real interesting walks in Cal streets. The last time I was in Cal a friend of my uncle who is kind of well versed with different parts of Cal took us out on this splendid tour of some of the most wonderful places to visit and photograph in Cal incl St Johns church and Job Charnock's samadhi, the flower market under the Howrah bridge, some lesser known and less populated ghaats on the river, the Nakhoda masjid, Kalighater mandir, Thakur bari and not to mention the other touristy spots like Victoria et al.It was very educational and emotional for me.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 1:36:00 PM, Blogger satchisgod said...

Thanks Urmi. Lovely...almost even smells vintage:)

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 5:35:00 PM, Blogger expiring_frog said...

Anupam Basu and Jacques Henry's Calcutta folders @PN.

At Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:28:00 PM, Blogger sunando said...

just to add my little bit, literally, here's a link to my album.
Really just an amateur photographer (despite my art school background, so there's lots I'm still learning about available light. Any feedback is very welcome.

At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:59:00 AM, Blogger satchisgod said...

Have appended the links.

At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:38:00 AM, Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

she to dekhchi kintu apni gelen kothay? Ivan eshe giley niyeche naki?

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:10:00 PM, Blogger satchisgod said...


At Thursday, January 26, 2006 8:27:00 AM, Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

maaney...where's your blog gone? and where have YOU disappeared?

At Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calcutta Photos at

At Friday, March 16, 2007 5:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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