Only a year ago we didn’t even have an idea that we wouldn’t be able to freely travel. During these challenging and hard times, photography has become the only way to discover the world without even leaving the house.
In one of our recent posts where Bruno Pedro captured the energy and beauty of people in Mozambique, we were talking about people around the world living completely different and contrasting lives, their customs, traditions, unique cultures, and lifestyle.
In the search for new authenticity inspiration, our team found the portraits of Magdalena Bagrianow, a Polish photographer who recently visited India to capture stunning shots of people living there. Magdalena’s adventurous nature and curiosity have driven her to secret corners of this world to reveal and discover new sentiments. She has been in India several times now and before starting her project she spent months exploring the country and the environment people live in.
She says that she is really fortunate to meet all these people from camel traders to nomadic children and become friends with many of them over the years. You may notice that the accent of the photos is mainly on the face and Magdalena explains it this way: “It is by looking into the person’s eyes that we get the feeling of their character, their emotions, it allows us to connect with them and get a glimpse of who they really are.” And it really does, we see who these people are: plain, lively, authentic, and humble.
#1. Rajasthani camel herder.
#2. Papu, the queen of the Thar Desert.
#3. Portrait of a sweet Rajasthani girl carrying a pot of water back to her family’s tent.
#4. Pushkar Fair – Hanuman, Rajasthani camel trader.
#5. Portrait of Lila, a nomadic girl from the Kalbelia caste.
#6. Portrait of Papu, famous Rajasthani beauty from Bhopa caste.
#7. Portrait of a golden-eyed goat herder taken while traveling through Rajasthan.
#8. Portrait of a mother and her baby taken at Kathmandu temple.
#9. Portrait of an old Rajasthani camel herder taken at the fair in Pushkar.
#10. Portrait of a young Rajasthani dancer, waiting to perform at the Pushkar stadium during the November festival.
#11. Rajasthani camel herders wrapped in blankets on a cold morning at the fair in Pushkar.
#12. Portrait of a Rajasthani camel trader, taken at the annual Pushkar Fair.
#13. Portrait of a Sadhu, a Hindu holy man, taken in the streets of Pushkar.
#14. Portrait of a nomadic girl, taken at the Pushkar Fairgrounds.
#15. Portrait of a cute boy taken at the Galtaji Temple in Jaipur.