It was an ordinary afternoon in Nagarbari River Port, Bera, Pabna, Bangladesh, and I was roaming around with my camera since I am a street photographer and I love to show something interesting from an extraordinary angle of view. Workers work here dawn to dusk to unload the products from the vessels. These workers working hard all day long here is a familiar scene here. There they use two long pieces of wood to climb the ship walking on one and coming down with the huge load on the head walking over the other one. They have to go far with the weight on the head to place the product near the bank of the river. Roaming around I found an angle from where I could able to show the toil of the worker through their shadows. And the shadows from that angle also show what was going on out of the frame. The shadows clarified that they also have to go long way with the load after unloading the product from the vessel. The beautiful reflection of the shadows also seems soothing. I waited eagerly to make the things that go with my imagination, I paused the moment only when I believed this is the perfect moment.
Men and women desaturated by the advance of existence and the regression of the will that transforms them into shells.
Curved, floating, immobile, longing for a time that does not pass, interspersed with nothingness, with boredom.
A threat to the observer, despite all this being out in the open.
Or are they just shadows and maybe we should take ourselves less seriously ?
These photos were taken in Metz (France) and Termoli (Italy)
From the very start of Expo 2020 Dubai, the unique water feature that helps the public to escape the heat has been one of the biggest attractions.
Visitors are stopping off to dip their feet in the waterfall that crashes to the ground before disappearing into the stone. The experience is set against a backdrop of specially written music. A live orchestra in London recorded the original score by well-known Game of Thrones music composer and two-time Emmy award winner, Ramin Djawadi.
"The poetry of the street is in its people, in the small gestures of the daily life".
Street Poetry is a series of 6 urban scenes taken in different locations in Morocco: Essaouira, Marrakech, Tetouan and Chefchaouen.
Yamuna is a sacred river in Hinduism and the main tributary of the Goddess Ganga (Ganges), the holiest river of Hinduism. The river holds incredible religious importance and holy place in the hearts of devout Hindus.
LIFE AROUND THE STAIRS
Hao Sy Phuong is an apartment complex created by Chinese people in Cho Lon area. After more than one hundred years, Hao Sy Phuong has been associated with the formation and becomes an indispensable part of Saigon. Even though the building has signs of deterioration and is in the clearance part of the city, the historical values of Hao Sy Phuong are timeless and had been captured in every photo. Most people pictured here seems to project a sense of serenity and belonging right where they are.
The stairs, just a simple senseless object, are actual the connection to the thread of the stories for the people who live here. Unlike the mode before they get into their door. Then, one day when you have a chance to look back, every steps, every stair are in your memory.
Most of the resident here are not young. And that silent staircase, also contains a lot of thoughts. The older we get, the more we pay attention to the past. So, where will their lives go if this staircase is no longer available, and what if Hao Sy Phuong will be replaced? Will the beautiful traditional culture of this place still exists or will it forever be in the memory?
The album of photos focus on capturing moments and scenes of daily life, revolving around the stairs of that old apartment building. So that when we look back later, we can understand how beautiful and idyllic old Saigon was through each photo!
Image 1: The simple life of the people is almost encapsulated in the first photo. Only in older building, including Hao Sy Phuong, you can catch the image of washed hanging clothes in front of the house, forming colorful patches. Gradually, that has become a typical culture of the people here, old-time but extremely familiar and closed.
Image 2: A distinctive feature of old apartments is that you will easily see forgotten items. It could be a chain, a broom, a toy, or even a bicycle. I do not know if it's intentional or unintentional, but the items will stay there for many years. Every day, people still pass by no one touches it, but no one dares to throw it away.
Image 3: Daily life here is still happening around the stairs. The cavalier, the hasty, everyone absorb in their own lives. But the stairs are still there quietly, as a companion, to complete the task well, to listen to each person's thoughts through each step.
Image 4: To those children, going to school is their daily job. I just wonder, when they grow up and look back later, will they feel loved and cherished every moment of growing up in a special place like this? Is Hao Sy Phuong a place to give wings to children's dreams to fly high and far away?
Image 5: The morning of adults resident at Hao Sy Phuong is leisurely sitting in coffee with neighbors, confiding, discussing business or simply taking a moment's eye, or starting a new working day. Perhaps, it is difficult to capture these images in the next few years. But old, or outdated, never equals the end of value. And the story of each person in the photo, will motivatethe future generations.
Image 6: Saigon has many beautiful and modern coffee shops, but why do many people still keep coming back a "familiar shop"? Is it because they are afraid to change, or because they have loved everything about this place, including the fading stains of time? And the stories every morning, if not here, who do they tell?
Image 7: Each breakfast is served hot at the door, serve first, pay later, if you do not have money, you can pay the next day. What a generous culture, and where is on earth that people love each other so much? Moments, not only beautiful in photos, but also attractive in real life.
Image 8: The people here each have their own beliefs, but everyone is aiming for better life. Praying more luck for the business run smoothly every morning is also an unforgettable image when it comes to Hao Sy Phuong. The green color present for faith, sustainable timeless culture.
Image 9: The family has gone through many generations, but the culture and beliefs are still preserved and exist to this day. Five generations are currently living in the same house. Although they are not rich in material things, they are abundant in spirit because they believe in a brighter and brilliant future.
Image 10: Hao Sy Phuong still exist and follow the flow of unstoppable changing of Saigon until today. Even though the name of Hao Sy Phuong may remain in your memory in the future, the cultural features and historical values will forever be there, in the hearts of many people. Life will change, good things will stay, and better things will come. Saigon, forever idyllic, close and strangely dear!
Я люблю бродить по улицам города в поисках новых героев и сцен для своих фотоснимков. Стрит фотография для меня своеобразная практика дзен: я полностью погружаюсь в момент "здесь и сейчас" и просто наблюдаю за тем что происходит вокруг, с готовностью вовремя сделать снимок. В таком состоянии я чувствую себя зрителем бесконечного кино. Герои не замечают моего присутствия, но одновременно в каждом кадре я нахожу отражение себя - своих чувств, мыслей, состояний. Я зритель и одновременно режиссер этой кинопленки.
This is one of the Roma ghettos in Bulgaria. Near the capital. There, the children live in misery, in rubbish and mud. Forgotten by God? No, forgotten by the state and society. Their problems are never on the agenda. They may wait. And so, day after day, year after year. These little gypsies, I met recently , told me how difficult life they have: poverty, unemployed parents, wooden huts instead of homes, illiteracy.To survive , most are forced to beg or steal. They are such young children but their eyes, apart from being childishly naive, kind and curious, are somehow mature and wise, but at the same time distrustful, on the alert. It shows the experience of the street and the struggle for survival.
We talked about their dreams and wide children's smiles shone on their faces again. I promised to come back again. With gifts and candies. And I promised myself that I would do what I could to draw more attention to the problems and difficult life in these ghettos. And I started with this series of photos, named „Muddy childhood“
When I visualized the puddle, I positioned myself in such a way that I could have the buildings in the background, then I threw myself on the floor with my camera and made several shots waiting for the precise moment when a person passed by to complement my framing. When I saw the photo I noticed that the water had taken the form of a UFO and suddenly the concept of a kidnapping in the street came to mind. The symbolism of this image is that when the street motivates the skater to go out to practice the sport that he loves, it is as if he were transported to another universe, where the rules of the game define them himself.
The world won’t be the same after COVID-19. The way we will interact, work, play and rest will drastically change. Face covering is one of these fundamental changes, recreating who we are, how we are perceived. Beyond prevention, it changes the boundaries of ourselves, presents a shield and the possibility to sink into anonymity. Face masks draw new maps of social distance and proximity and are a new pedaof social relations and interactions. They open new windows of identity and representation. With half the face covered, we need to explore new ways of approach, retreat and distinction. With colored masks, elastic bands and medical ones, or self-made cloths, portraits in the new normality construct a multi-layered entity.
The use of the social and physical space has been affected, particularly in the street and the public transport, as it is the case with these collective portrays of young boys and girls in a popular neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya, which create a world of uncertainty that calls for a rapid understanding and adaptation.
went out one day in 2021, to the North of Jakarta(sea area). Located in Sunda Kelapa port.
i've ever heard of the hobby of every fisherman's child who sometimes plays and practices swimming(Free Jump as well) on there.
arrived at 3pm, just looking around and circling a fairly large area. and in the end at 5pm lucky to see & find this scene.
The scene I chose was amazing with the long reflections of the water to create the perspective as if the children jumping in the water were not parallel to the wall in the background.
Took a lot of pictures using High burst mode from my old camera Fujifilm XE2s + XF27 f2.8 ISO400, f/16, 1/640 which all photos with the intention of using a silhouette approach.
and I chose this photo/frame, thought this is the best frame from many pics, with the name "Stepping on the Sun".
Very poetic and existential in nature, Nodeh’s works invite us to reflect on the deeper questions in life. What is the meaning of it? How are we spending it? Or to engage with more politically charged questions such as which lives matter? Or who is disposable? All the while they also hold another important message, which is perhaps the root of Nodeh’s minimalism
In the holy city of Varanasi , one often finds bright wall paintings in the by lanes or streets. The camera lens captures a man walking past a bright red and blue mural, while a mirror image reflects on the accumulated pool of rainwater below.
Extinction Rebellion, London, August 2021
The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) organised a two-week protest campaign in London, started on 23th August. The group demanded that the government take greater action to address climate change. The campaign launched with a protest in Trafalgar Square. This year protesters intended to disrupt the City of London aiming to target larger investment banks and financial institutions. The group was demanding the Government stops investment in fossil fuels.
As part of the protests activists blocked the road in central London. More than 300 arrests have been made during the first week.
This global environmental movement was established in 2018 in UK with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
The group says that the life on Earth is in crisis and facing a mass extinction.
The three main demands XR have are:
• The government must declare a climate "emergency"
• The UK must legally commit to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2025
• A citizens' assembly must be formed to "oversee the changes"
This photograph was taken in summer. I usually never shoot people living in the streets, but this situation was different. The Santa Claus hat first, but two other details caught my eye. The commercial behind him saying \"Be Normal\", as an injunction from the modern world, and the contrast between the traditional architecture on the left side of the image and the construction in process on the right side, symbolizing an evolution not over, not perfect, not normal as there is no normality.
Series of daily activities low-income people, struggle and live day by day. As you can see, all these activities are repeated every day.
These photos were taken in different days and places. Early morning and night.
This image is taken at well known market of kolkata, the Koley Market. This is one of the largest wholesale vegetable market in kolkata. Most of the workers stays in the market and there are these type of living space is quite natural.
Walking around the Katara Amphitheatre, considered the gem of the cultural village in Doha, Qatar, is always pleasing. This open-air amphitheater balances the concept of classical Greek theatre and the everlasting Islamic features.
This is probably the best street photograph I have captured till now. The secret of being the best lies in the composition. This is a "Frame In A Frame In A Frame" composition. The first frame is in the shape of a trapezium formed by the legs of the dog & the second frame is the triangle formed by legs of the football player. The spherical football makes the story of the football game more perfect. Also there are a lot of geometrical shapes in this photograph.
If we look at the photograph, our vision goes directly to the subject - the goalkeeper facing his back. Also we can find 3 different layers - the first layer consisting of the legs of the dog, the second layer consisting of the legs of the football players, the third layer containg the subject.
I captured this moment by observing the movement of the football players along with the movement of the dog. It was a very difficult task to observe the postion of both of these elements. Then I kept on waiting for the perfect moment & finally captured this. This is captured with my smartphone - Samsung Galaxy M32.
- Рейтинг фотографов по странам и городам строится на основе 3-х лучших фотографий автора и их относительной позиции в каждой отдельной номинации. Рейтинг в номинации "Мобильная фотография" учитывается в меньшей степени для формирования рейтинга. В списке показывается одна фотография автора с лучшим рейтингом.
- В списке опубликованы только работы которые прошли 2-й этап голосования.
- The rating of photographers by countries and cities is based on the three best photos of the author and their relative position in each separate nomination. Rating in the nomination "Mobile Photography" is taken into account to a lesser extent for rating formation. The list shows one photo of the author with the best rating.
- Only those photos have been published in the list that passed the second stage of voting.