Unnoticed but with us

Debosmita Deb is pursuing a Computer Science Masters program in USA. But photography, her passion, has always been the primary focus. Currently, She is working on a number of personal projects focusing on various social issues.

 

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What inspired you to become a photographer?

Creative work has always enticed me. As a result, when I got exposed to it in the last year of undergraduate course by my friends, I felt a strong connection with the medium. Later, association with my photography club Click Start From Kalighat has helped me to increase this bonding even more.

 

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What inspires your photography?

My photographs mainly revolve around various social issues which often goes unnoticed. People and their emotion is always the protagonist in my photographs.

 

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What does it mean to you?

To me photography is the medium of expression for me. I always try to convey some social messages through my project works, which otherwise I might not have expressed before the society.

 

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How did the project start?

By 2012, I was photographing various charitable social events of some non-government organizations. During this time, I came across a NGO named Sishur Sevay which takes care of orphan and specially-able girls.

 

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There was this girl Ganga. Ganga is a physically and mentally challenged orphan girl who got rescued from a train compartment. In spite of her limitations, her constant try to live a better life is quite visible. Her indomitable self-confidence is what attracted me to document her daily life.

 

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How did you approach the subject matter?

Ganga is not like another next door girl. She might have limitations, but she is very soft-hearted and very sensible to the changes in her surrounding environment. Hence, I took a considerable amount of time to make myself known to her.

 

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Once she became comfortable to my presence, I started documenting her life.

 

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What cameras did you shoot with and why?

I used Nikon D3100 and the 12-24 mm and 18-105 mm Nikkor lenses for photographing this project.

 

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What are you looking for in street photography?

Street photography to me is all about capturing the right light, right moment and must convey a story.

 

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