Thursday, 18 December 2014

Prantik Mazumder | Guatemala

Photo © Prantik Mazumder -All Rights Reserved
The play of light and shadows!

A few months ago, I was in Antigua (Guatemala) at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, and realized how visually interesting the contrasty play of shadows and light was in this part of the world, especially when the sun is at the top of the sky, and creates strong and compelling shadows.

And here comes a gallery of monochromes featuring just that...black and white photographs made in various towns of Guatemala; from Sacatepequez to Chichicastenango. Essentially street photographs made by a photographer that I regard as extremely adept at capturing the contrast of shadow and light, and its nuances.

Prantik Mazumder is a self-taught photographer, originally from Calcutta, India, and moved to North America for his graduate studies. Currently settled in Ithaca, New York, he's pursuing a career in scientific research.

This is not the first time I feature Prantik's work on this blog, but it's the first time that I choose his monochrome work.  He shows us work from Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, New Orleans and of his native Calcutta.