Photographer's Note

Another from my long series on the annual Loughborough Fair - funnily enough also my first picture here on TE was from the same fair a year ago. I don't know what people will make of this - it's not meant as a short - 'look at this isn't it lovely picture'.

Three main things attracted me here - the first was the colour relationships, the second the expressions and the third the three ages of women represented in the image. All in all this creates the kind of narrative I like to look for in an image.

I may have posted this as a result of watching a play that we promoted yesterday about the India based writer Amrita Pritam who died very recently. Amrita's work reflecting dreams, the horror of the Partition and the abuse and conditions of women in India and what is now Pakistan .

I think you can see how I might have made such a subconscious reference this morning - this whole act of choosing images and the reasons why a particular image at a particular time interests me a lot - as you may have gathered I don't take some hard nosed photographic approach to this - there are all sorts of intellectual and emotional reasons as well.

"I was standing behind her. There was a song on her lips which sounded like a long sob.
“Meri mundri mein lago naginva
Ho bairi kaise kaatoon jobanva”
(“My ring is studded with a stone, Accursed one, what will become of my youth?”)
Angoori heard my footsteps. She turned around, saw me and shut her song in her lips."

From Amrita Pritam's short story 'Wild Flower'

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Additional Photos by Kev Ryan (KevRyan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1784 W: 193 N: 5128] (22956)
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