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Golden Glances


Golden Glances” showcases vibrant portraits of Kolkata’s streets, capturing the city’s rich cultural diversity and joyful spirit.

Every corner of Kolkata’s street tells a story, every face reflects the city’s joyful spirit. Golden Glances delve into the diverse and joyful portraits that capture the essence of Kolkata’s streets. The street portraits of Kolkata featuring vibrant turbans and hats alongside warm smiles, reflect Kolkata’s unity in diversity. These portraits offer a glimpse into the heart of Kolkata’s fascinating narrative. The truth of Kolkata being called the “City of Joy” remains evident, regardless of the diverse livelihoods of its people.

Festive delight of a Sikh man

Festive Delight  Cultural pride beams brightly.

In the bustling streets of Kolkata, a Sikh man exudes festive delight with his joyful smile, his vibrant yellow turban, and black-framed spectacles. His joyful smiles illuminate the cultural pride that beams brightly as he eagerly engages in the celebratory event of Kolkata.

Turban charm of a middle aged man

Turban Charm  The man grins at his teasing friends.

In the lively ambiance of Howrah Market, the portrait of a middle-aged man sporting a round turban finds himself among friends. As they share jests and laughter, a joyful grin graces his face. His portrait captures the beauty of turban charm in the bustling Howrah market scene.

Street style of a hat vendor

Street Style  A hat vendor selling in unique way.

In the bustling streets of Kolkata, a hat vendor stands out with his unique style. Balancing various sizes of hats atop his head and holding another bale in his left hand, he cuts a distinctive figure against the cityscape. He focuses intently on selling hats in Kolkata’s streets, making him stand out.

old gaze of an old man with a big turban on his head

Old Gaze  An old man gaze wonderly.

An old man wears a massive orange turban atop his head. His red-rimmed glasses frame his smiling eyes, adorned with wrinkles that hint at a lifetime of stories. He tilts his head, looking at the camera with warmth and wisdom, reflecting Kolkata’s portraits. His large turban and genuine expression offer a glimpse into the city’s vibrant culture.

The echoes of Kolkata’s stories continue to weave an array of dedication and cultural richness as the last frame of “Golden Glances” fades. Through these street portraits, the diversity and spirit of Kolkata shine, painting a vivid picture of the city’s soul.  These portraits bring Kolkata’s culture to life. From the vibrant markets of Howrah to the smiling eyes that tell stories, each photo encapsulates moments of joy and celebration.

 Copyrights: All the photos and text in this post are the copyright of Aparna R and Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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