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A single intense light casts a seamstress’ shadow onto the wall, looming behind her as she works into the late evening hours. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

(It suddenly dawned on me to go back to the original of this one and convert to B&W. It’s always interesting to see how much can be expressed through a portrait, void of color.)

©2012 Valerie Rosen; All rights reserved.

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FEATURED in “Art Universe” Jan. 2013
FEATURED in “Superbly Visual” Jan. 2013
FEATURED in “People at Work” Feb. 2013
FEATURED in “Colors of India” Feb. 2013
FEATURED in “Incredible India” May 2013


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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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  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Very well done ………….. *
    Cheers !

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Very nice Val; great lighting and great documentation of this woman at work.

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    Captivating. What a wonderful capture, Val!

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyover 1 year ago

    Love the light and the focus, Val. (Any chance of a link to the coloured version??)

    - Gene

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    Love this in B&W too!!!!

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Well caught, Valerie.

  • gaziola
    gaziolaover 1 year ago

    Great light

  • athex
    athexover 1 year ago

    Lovely work

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Valerie, xo

  • Alfredo Estrella
    Alfredo Estrellaover 1 year ago

    really nice Val

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