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Angst

Soham Gupta

Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival

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  • Title: Angst
  • Creator: Soham Gupta
  • Date: 2015
  • Photographer's site: www.soham-gupta.com
  • About the series: Angst is my reaction to the trial through which weaklings must pass in our society. “But our Calcutta, this crumbling city, it echoes with the cries of pain and the howls of agony, everywhere during heartbreaking winters, when the other half is having the most beautiful time of their lives. You just got to lend your ears to those silent cries, whether in the depths of the neighborhood garbage vat, by the trapped soul of the stinking dead cat and the unconscious mad man, flies buzzing around them, or in that country liquor bar buzzing with the grumbles of impoverished melancholy drunkards, the stink of urine from the lane leading to the bar and the stink of Bangla from the glasses and the bottles and the countless mouths amplifying the atmospheric melancholia. At times, Calcutta seems to be the bleakest of all places. The city, like that forgotten pot of tea, feels so bitter, the tea-leaves resting in the teapot’s womb – like your love for Calcutta – responsible for all the bitterness.” Extracted from Soham Gupta’s self published book - Diary/Fiction
  • About the Photographer: In 2008, I was so messed up, I dropped out of college. Photography ended up being my only excuse and I’ve been shooting kind of seriously ever since then.
  • #DPF2015: 2015

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