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On the street in Kolkata. The two on the right were very anxious to make me pay for this photo, even though they had nothing to do with the others. I walked on.

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As seen in the Feature Article of 18% Grey: A Street Photography Magazine Issue 1

FEATURED in “Street Photography & Photojournalism” Feb. 2012
FEATURED in “A Street Story” March 2012

Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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Comments

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    A superb shot and image Val! So much activity in the one scene and excellent tonal range to set it off, as well as the natural framing around the edges! One of your best!

  • You’re the best, Bruce! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    …should also have added, really tells a story or two which again is one of its great strengths.

  • Thanks always, for you amazing support, Bruce! So glad you like it! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 3 years ago

    So much to see here… wonderful shot!

    Your story, and the body language of the boy on the right, remind me of people I met (young boys, mostly) in various places (Yemen, Southern Turkey, Pakistan) who just kept trying to get themselves in the picture – literally. They picked the wrong victim: I always have more patience than they do. :)

  • Too funny! That’s actually a woman! lol! They can look less polished on the street…Thanks so much, Marjolein! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice Val; love the tones and what a story it tells!

  • Thank you, Mui-Ling! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot – be careful, Val

  • Thank you, Shulie! Not to worry, but I will continue to try to be careful! :-)))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning on all levels!

  • Bowing… :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Andrew Kalpage
    Andrew Kalpagealmost 3 years ago

    simply fantastic…this is a photo that I could sit and look at for ages…so many things happening, so many stiries, the clarity and septh, you can see clearly all the faces at the back, their expressions, their lifes…love it! :-)

  • Andrew Kalpage
    Andrew Kalpagealmost 3 years ago

    that should be stories and depth :-)

  • Thank you so much, Andrew! It was the only shot I got and was quite pleased! Sometimes street subjects are so cooperative! hehe. :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 3 years ago

    Oops. I thought it was a boy… But it being a woman, could that actually be the reason they were demanding payment? Thinking you were singling her out? All the other people seem to be men (to me, at least ;)).

  • Honestly, it’s different on the street in India. The poor just want to cash in on foreigners any chance they can… :-(

    – Valerie Rosen

  • berndt2
    berndt2almost 3 years ago

    LOL – great shot, with all the element and ambience working perfectly!

  • Thank you!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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