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A country on the edge, captured from within

Posted On: 17 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Huck Mag

A country on the edge, captured from within

If I could pinpoint the moment photography became more significant in my life, it would be when my mother was diagnosed with an illness. I was in my last year of high school, and I had also just discovered that my parents had separated. I felt that my whole life had derailed. My father gave me a camera to cope with my mother's illness and making photographs became a way for me to feel like I existed.
I was born in a small town near Kolkata, India, called Chinsurah. I did my schooling at a boarding school in Dehradun. Growing up, my father was always the family photographer and a really good one too. I am not sure if he knows how beautiful the photographs he took of my mum and I are. Recently, I discovered that he gave me a cheap plastic camera when I was about eight or nine years old. Before that, I had always believed that I started making photographs a little later on in life - because I don't remember having any interest in photography while growing up.
But years later, when my father gave me that camera...

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