On the eve of World Photography Day, we bring together the finest from the growing tribe of photo clubs in Delhi. A look at facets of the city, told through its lens-happy citizens.
Club: Delhi Foto Club
About the Image: Sid Trehan, founder, says the ‘thoughtfully taken’ photo of Lodhi Gardens takes the viewer into a moment of nostalgia: a glimpse of the city’s glorious Mughal past. "Free-spirited children and vast blue skies add to the idea of possibilities for those who aspire to achieve."
Rohit Vohra (36)
Club: Delhi Photographers
About the Image: Fahad Moti Khan, head of the club, says Vohra has an eye for moments that he captures keeping the aesthetics of the composition. "The selected image represents the common perception of vision-less leadership and the common man’s indifference, which have been at the core of public discussions in recent times."
Rohit Kumar (38)
Club: Camera Unlimited
About the Image: Ravi Dhingra, founder of the club, says the work commemorates one of the dedicated markets of Delhi. “Kitaab Bazaar has been an inherent part of Old Delhi and still gets visitors regularly. There’s great creative depth in Kumar’s work and he has captured the essence of the place,” he says of their choice.
Shanib Khan (26)
Club: Delhi Photography Club
About the image: Anil Kumar, founder of the club, says Khan’s photo was chosen because the minaret has not been "seen this way". "With the plane overhead there’s texture... there’s colour and vibrancy, too. Technically, it’s strong, because photos taken at dusk tend to be blurred. Khan managed to get it sharp, clear."
Arvinder Singh (43)
Club: Photo Sensitive
About the Image: Joginder Singh, founder, says Arvinder’s work celebrates Delhi’s power and architecture. "Arvinder has been able to capture the timelessness of Jama Masjid’s architecture and the free spirit of Delhi."