Known Stranger, by Shahnaz Parvin

In my first visit to Kolkata, I wanted to understand their lifestyle and their culture through my camera. Even though I was carrying my camera most of the times, but didn’t click that much. Then one day when I was in the taxi, on my way home from Park Street, I had the idea of taking photographs with yellow taxi. You know, it’s almost everywhere in Kolkata, especially in traffic signals, when so many things happen around these taxis. This street boy came near my window when my taxi stopped in a traffic light. He was looking at my camera with all his curiosity. I took few of his photographs and showed him the previews, which made him really happy. Even though it was risky to take and show photos to unknowns, but he was just a kid, stranger, just like I was to him.

Known Stranger, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon EOS 5D MarkIII | Exposure 1/60 sec @ f/9 | ISO 400| Focal length 24mm
Known Stranger, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 29
Award Score: 68 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, Bangladesh

Photographer: Shahnaz Parvin (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Shahnaz Parvin was an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She was a passionate Bangalee, and used to reside in Bangladesh, until she passed away at the age of 32 on August 14, 2016. She was one of the best photographers of her time, who has been within top 10 of world’s top 100 photographers for last few years. Her real passion was in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loved documentary photography, and loved to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. With the highest number of Photo of the Month and Photo of the Day Awards, Shahnaz joined Light and Composition as Contributing Photographer from March 2013. Covering upheaval, conflict, places, people, and culture, she was one of the top most contributors from South Asia until 2015.

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Anjan Patra
Anjan Patra(@anjanarchi25gmail-com)
3 years ago

Live picture

leila
leila
6 years ago

I like all your photographs Shahnaz.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  leila
6 years ago

Thanks a lot dear. Glad you like my work :)

rik gough
rik gough
6 years ago

I want to have Canon EOS 5D Mark III, how lively the photo came.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  rik gough
6 years ago

:)

Corette Waits
Corette Waits
6 years ago

I like the portrait and the background, those people were looking at you guys. Nice composition.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  Corette Waits
6 years ago

Thanks a lot. :)

philippa glasscock
philippa glasscock
6 years ago

So lively.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  philippa glasscock
6 years ago

Thank you

Luce Mingo
Luce Mingo
6 years ago

Nice.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  Luce Mingo
6 years ago

Thank you

Darell Stockman
Darell Stockman
6 years ago

I don’t like Kolkata, very dirty. Street kids, beggars, always there and ask money.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  Darell Stockman
6 years ago

Nope u are wrong. You just missed to watch the joy or beauty of Kolkata … and he didn’t ask money … hope next time you will enjoy a lot. :)

Inez
Inez
6 years ago

Like it.

Shahnaz parvin
Shahnaz parvin(@shahnaz)
Reply to  Inez
6 years ago

Thanks :)