I remember the day I took this picture. We were exploring the streets of Jaipur and on a whim decided to see if we could get in to Jantar Mantar monument. As expected there was a huge crowd queueing to purchase the entrance tickets. Dejected, I decided to go get a cup of chai from the street vendor. That’s when I chanced upon this beggar woman sitting on the road. I asked her permission whether I could take her photo. This is the result.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 05
Award Score: 71 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 14)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portrait Photography
Photograph Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. To her, the expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so uncovered in their sincerity. With her photo-taking, she tries and does justice to capture humanity in its many forms. Shirren’s work has been described as intense and earthy with her simple composition cutting to the heart of the subject matter. As a child, she had flipped through many of her father’s National Geographic magazines, but it was Steve McCurry’s 1984 “Afghan Girl” that she recall two decades later. That is what she wants to do with her life. She believes, someday, she can able to capture that one moment that could change the world. Her work has appeared in several web and printed magazines.