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Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, e
Myanmar has blacklisted a US photographer and prevented him from attending his own exhibition about stateless people, whic
Preity Zinta says she does not like the way photographers pounce on her to take pictures as it makes the actress uncomfort
Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday peo
Veteran sports photojournalist Bikash Sandhu died today following a prolonged battle with a liver disease, said Calcutta S
British photographer Matt Irwin, who captured numerous A-listers behind the lens of his camera, including Taylor Swift, Ri
Union Minister Arun Jaitley today lauded photographers for doing "not an easy" job and capturing "moments of history" as h
Taking snaps of your meal, or browsing through Instagram photos of food enhances the satisfaction derived from eating, a n
A photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted by Press Information Bureau on its website purportedly showing him in a hel
The Madras High Court today directed the Election Commission to consider a representation made by social activist "Tr
Anuradha Roy, in the Telegraph, has an utterly charming story about the amazing Homai Vyarawalla:
In July this year, it was reported that India’s first professional woman photographer, Homai Vyarawalla, 96 years old, had decided to swap her 55-year-old Fiat for a Nano. She paid up, and was promised that the very first Nano out of the factory would be hers. However, the car company overshot its delivery date, upon which Mrs Vyarawalla cancelled her order. (To add insult to injury, she announced that a second-hand Maruti would do just fine instead.) In August, on Parsi New Year’s Day, Tata officials came personally to deliver her car and beg forgiveness.
After all that, by September she was considering selling the new car. She explained that she was tired of the media attention. Also, she didn’t like the car’s colour any more. She wanted to sell because she did not like driving a red car.
Read the full story (it also has some wonderful bits about correspondence between publishers, editors, authors) at the Telegraph. I suggest that Ratan Tata should personally deliver a car of her choice of colour to her. JRD would have done it, and would approve.
Read more about Dalda 13, as she is fondly called (She was born in 1913, got married at 13, her first car’s licence plate was "DLD 13"):
Lens View (which has her photo of Ho Chi Minh with Babu Rajendra Prasad and Pandit Nehru):
"Being a good photographer calls for skill in handling people. As a rule, I never asked my subjects to pose — that would have made them look theatrical. People's moods and expressions are constantly changing and you have to be alert to capture them."
History, in black and white, (it also shows her favourite photograph -- Vijayalakshmi Pandit, Ambassador to Russia, received at the Delhi airport by brother Jawaharlal Nehru) culled from extensive interviews by by Dionne Bunsha, where she is quoted as saying:
The papers publish the pictures of today's leaders. They look so wily.
Somebody asked if I would want to take pictures today. I said no, thank you. When you have done the best, you can't go to the mediocre...
I read one newspaper. It doesn't give all the information. But there is no time to read all the papers.
India's First Woman Photo Journalist which has a photo of Pandit Nehru, with a cigarette in his mouth, lighting a cigarette on the lips of Ms. Simon, wife of the then British High Commissioner to India.
Capturing History by Kavita Charanji: (this has her famous photo of Mahatma Gandhi with Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan)
"I am busy getting old. Though I like to take general photographs of streets and common people, I am not into political photography in a milieu where dignity and discipline are no longer a virtue."
The Lady With A Candid Camera - Shyam Benegal in Outlook
Back in 1992, after their show at the CERN Hardronic Festival, my colleague Tim Berners-Lee asked me for a few scanned photos of "the CERN girls" to publish them on some sort of information system he had just invented, called the "World Wide Web". I had only a vague idea of what that was, but I scanned some photos on my Mac and FTPed them to Tim's now famous "info.cern.ch". How was I to know that I was passing an historical milestone, as the one above was the first picture ever to be clicked on in a web browser!"
HT: Subroto Bagchi