Archive for the India / People Category

Playful

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

Many of us think kids need good, shiny toys, nice playgrounds, bicycles,  etc. Well, here is the evidence of the opposite. These tribal girls have the sweetest of smiles on their faces when they lack those toys, playgrounds, what’s more, they have to do housework to help their parents.  But believe me…the whole world is their playground and they enjoy it to the end. All they need is an equally warm smile and love. (India, 2002)

Pain of life

Posted in India / People on 10 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

Naturally beautiful 2

Posted in India / People on 05 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

As I told for Naturally Beautiful 1, this is another photo from a 7-picture series that I took in Bastar, Chattissgarh, India in 2002. She was so natural and beautiful, all I could do was to reach for my camera !!

Peace

Posted in India / People on 04 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

This little girl was very keenly following me around during my visit to a tribal village in Bastar in Chattissgarh, India in 2002. However after a while, she couldn’t take it anymore and lost in deep and peaceful sleep, in the most awkward position though.

Prep

Posted in India / People on 04 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

When I visited a village of the Marie Tribe in Bastar in Chattissgarh, India, I was given a special treat: a dance by the youngsters of the village. Fully decorated with elegant jewellery and colourful make-up, the girls helped each other in the preparations of the dance. It was a true example of solidarity.

The call

Posted in India / People on 04 March 2010 by Fethi Etem

 In the Maria Tribe’s village of Bastar, India, the villagers are called for special meetings with a drum. They trickle in to the meeting area and the first ones, without a complaint, take brooms in their hands and start cleaning until the others gather. And this photo was taken during that call.

Joy of life

Posted in India / People on 28 February 2010 by Fethi Etem

 

India is an incredible treasure for photographers. Her people and landscape with their today and yesterday give us every possible subject and pose to enjoy. I took these photos in Rajasthan State, where you can find a flurry of colours and culture, in 2003. The women I saw there were always smiling and very well-ornamented. Even the heavy baskets of paan leaves did not fade these smiles. 

Bison horns

Posted in India / People on 27 February 2010 by Fethi Etem

 

Going to Bastar, which is a district of the State of Chhattisgarh in Central India, gave me an opportunity to get glimpses of civilizations that, until then, I had only seen in documentaries or magazines like National Geographic. They belonged to the Bison Horn Maria Tribe. I took this picture in Jagdalpur city 2002 when I joined a group of journalists, artists and travel writers to visit the area in a trip for the promotion of Chhattisgarh. 

Naturally beautiful

Posted in India / People on 24 February 2010 by Fethi Etem

 

This is actually part of a 7 photo series of this young woman from Chattisgarh in India where I visited in 2002. She was all unaware that she was being photographed, until this one. This is the moment when she noticed me. But she didn’t react and went on to fill her buckets. She was so beautiful and so natural, yet her eyes were piercing through the lens… 

Lady in red

Posted in India / People on 19 February 2010 by Fethi Etem

This is one of my favorite pictures. It is very rare to find such a beautiful combination of colour and ethnic style…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: