Quite inspired by the work of Raghubir Singh, an Indian photographer most known for his documentary-style images. More people deserve to know about him.
Teju Cole wrote a wonderful piece for the New York times where he compared Singh and Steve McCurry. Cole articulates many feelings I didn’t know I had.
So with those feelings in mind I took these photos this afternoon at Bien Dong beach, Da Nang.
Singh’s photos, Cole writes, have “a messiness that reminds us of the life happening outside the frame as well as within it…[they read] as a moment of truth snipped from the flow of everyday life”.
In this world of Instagram, photos are often shared in isolation. The singular image, an illegible thousand words. But there is so much value in series, narratives to be communicated, context to consider.
Have a good day.