Bahurupi – Photo Story by Soumya Bandyopadhyay

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Bahurupi is a Bengali word, closest English word should be chameleon; meaning – something which changes its colors/textures often. It’s a dying art in West Bengal and only a handful of family still practices [...]

   



Galiff Street Pet Market, Kolkata – Photo Essay by Soumya Shankar Ghosal

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Galiff Street Pet Market is a pet lover’s paradise. Located in North Kolkata at stone’s throw distance from the Shyambazar 5 point crossing off B T Road. Originally developed at Hatibagan in North Kolkata [...]

   



Colour vs. Karma – Photo Essay by Jayati Saha

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We asked Manu Ghosh what it feels like to be a widow in the ancient holy city of Benares. The look on her face told us… nothing. Because the scriptures solemnly forbid a widow [...]

   



10 Most Intense & Painful Photo Stories

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In this post of ours, We have handpicked some of the most intense and painful photo stories. Please click on the photo to view full story. You have any photography story with you? Please [...]

   



Revolution – Student Power against Anarchism by Avinandan Sthanpati

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A couple of weeks ago, a girl was molested and her boy friend was mercilessly beaten up by some students of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. But strangely, no action was taken against the culprits. a [...]

   



Fleeting Holiday Moments – Mesmerizing Photo Story by Elwira Kruszelnicka

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“I am an economist by education. For many years I thrived in business, although I started to look for balance in nature quite soon. I began making photos a couple of years ago, while [...]

   



Baro Maa – Purely Emotional & Inspirational Photo Story by Joydeep Mukherjee

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This photo story is something on the lines of loneliness and the pain of getting old. Joydeep Mukherjee is a very passionate photographer who loves to capture the untold tales of human emotions. This [...]

   



Los Cafeteros – Football Fever in Colombia by Everythings A Photo

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Colombians are crazy about football. The team are currently dominating the World Cup with an unbeaten record of 11 consecutive wins. All these photos were taken in Cartagena immediately after the win over Uruguay [...]

   



Back to your school days – A Nostalgic Photostory by Sindhur Reddy

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The sight of classrooms alone can kindle unexplained emotions inside our hearts. This is such a nostalgic photo story dealt with a day meal program arranged by a NGO. Sindhur reddy has done perfect [...]

   



Moroccan Medinas – The Colours and Shadows of Life by Rachel Carbonell

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In the summer of 2003 I first visited Morocco. I remember it was so hot that I could not enjoy how deserves this fascinating country. Even my visit to the medina of Fez was [...]

   



A Western Girl in India – Contrast Photo Story by Kishor Krishnamoorthi

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Most certainly an out of the box concept, Kishor Krishnamoothi is a travel & commercial photographer based in Hyderabad, India. His idea of photography has always been to capture the world around him with [...]

   



Hazra Dance: On the verge of extinction by Pronov Ghosh

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Hazra ance is almost on the verge of extinction in Bangladesh. According to tradition, in the rural areas Hazra dance was performed in mid-Baishakh (the first month of the Bengali calendar) just for entertainment [...]

   



10 Amazing Photo Essays in Magnum In Motion – Part 1

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The idea behind photo essay’s are to evoke a series of emotions onto the onlooker. Often these essay’s show certain deep emotional stages or document a story. On the whole the objective is to [...]

   



Photo Story – Beyond The Act By Anirban Mukhopadhyay

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Calcutta has always been the centre of art and culture in India, among which theatre played a pivotal role in shaping up the social mind set of the city. The tradition of mainstream theatre [...]

   



Survivors – The True Face of a Victim by Ken Hermann

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Every year people in Bangladesh are disfigured beyond recognition by acid attacks. The victims are literally scarred for life. Award-winning photographer Ken Hermann and video journalist Tai Klan visited Bangladesh and returned with a [...]

   



Beautiful Documentary Photo-Stories showing us life is all about love & faith

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Story of mankind, those intolerable diseases, rather painful moments and contagious discomfort. Against all these odds, there remains some strong hold for love, faith and a concrete reason to prolong life as we call [...]

   



Most Intense & Painful Photo Stories on Child labor

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Child Labor still prevails in most of the developing countries and could well be called as a sin to keep those innocent children away from education, depriving of their childhood. There will be numerous [...]

   



Park Life – A Photo Documentary by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

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City parks are places for refreshment. People come here to seek solitude and breathe fresh air – indeed it gives urban people a sense of openness. With the rapid urbanization of Dhaka city, greenery [...]

   



Portrait Series: Your Pet and You by Tobias Lang

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Meet Tobias Lang, a fantastic photographer and a creative thinker who has compiled a stunning photo series on different people with their beloved pets. This Strange collection serves to identify and explain lot of [...]

   



A December Departure – Photo Essay by Saikat Samaddar

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Photo Essay by: Saikat Samaddar My sister is playing sitar in that corner room. She grew up into a young lady in the corridors, in the back yard of this house. My mom after [...]

   



Galomaro’s hospital – Photostory by Daniel Rodrigues

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Documentary Project by: Daniel Rodrigues In a village called Galomaro, region of Bafata, Guinea-Bissau, there is an hospital where conditions are almost none. In the dry season the rooms are too hot to be [...]

   



10 Fantastic Photo Stories in Denver Post

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A complete photo story is something which makes one understand the main objective for what it needs to be done, to bring a change to the masses, to show them light. Documenting people and the [...]

   



15 Amazing Photo Series about India In Boston Big Picture

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India will remain the land of festivities, colors, action and of course lots of stories for its varied social classes and political scenarios. Boston being one of the legends in creating impact with mass [...]

   



10 Most Powerful Photo Essays about Nuclear Power Plants

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World would have been a much better place to live without Nuclear power and this clause becomes very much an unidentified dream as we go through some of the photo-stories here. Why does that [...]

   



The Feminine Power by Balarka Brahma

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A focus on girls’ education in India has put in place since the 1986 National Policy on Education and the 1992 Program of Action, followed by the SSA program launched in 2001, National Curriculum [...]

   



The Spellbinders by Mohammad Moniruzzaman

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‘The Spellbinders’ is a photography project aimed to document the rapidly diminishing rural circus of Bangladesh. Traditional circus troupes were one of the major attractions in rural fairs and festivals, once. The vivid colors, [...]

   



Valeni, A Village in Romania by Mark Carey

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Pictures from a wonderful countryside, Mark Carey shows his astounding vision towards photography through his monochromatic pictures. The empty streets, and the silence within those houses and serenity inside the faces makes us feel [...]

   



Early Sunday Morning by Julien Coquentin

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Silence in the morning, beautiful series of photographs depicting and describing the mood and dimension of the city montreal. Julien has been doing this project for sometime, and his work is versatile from capturing [...]

   



10 Powerful Documentary Photo Essays from the Masters

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Documenting people and the stories beyond the ordinary is one of the fascinating and daunting task in terms of Photojournalism. The Lives of those affected, the way they come into terms into reality & [...]

   



Most Influential Documentary Photography Stories

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Documentary photography shows us exactly what our world looks like at any given moment in time. Whether the pictures are bleak, playful, angering or astounding, they all serve a historically significant purpose. We look [...]

   



Beauty of Omo Valley by Ken Hermann

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A Land far away unknown with the beauty of culture and tribal life, a photographer’s dream and passion to capture the people of this land. The Beauty of Omo Valley from the eyes of [...]

   



Intersection | New York City by Navid Baraty

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Steep Buildings, sky scrappers of New york city with infinite possibilities. What would a normal photographer do looking at these giant man made creations, look up and shoot. Probably Yes, here Navid Baraty wanted [...]

   



Inspiring Documentary Photography Stories

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Brilliant Documentary Essays which are more than the pictorial representations of people, lifestyles, the struggles they undergo and the courage they show to overcome these challenging situations. Kudos to the Photographers for the amount [...]

   



Strangers – Portrait Project by Benoit Paillé

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A Photo Series on Stranger, speaking to them, making them familiar to the lens and then shoot. How hard can it be for most of us, and even harder would be to get a [...]

   



Devi – An Untold Story by Subinoy Das

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Documentary Project By : Subinoy Das Mystery plays around in every nook and corner of Creation. No matter how much we claim to solve the puzzle but the mystery remains forever. Creation is just [...]

   



15 Powerful Documentary Photography Stories

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When we speak about a documentary photo story, we look at the change we can bring upon the individual or a community through the pictures. The Pictures are not a mere proof of their [...]

   



15 Unseen Powerful Documentary Photography Stories

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Documenting people and the stories beyond the ordinary is one of the fascinating and daunting task in terms of Photojournalism. The Lives of those affected, the way they come into terms into reality & [...]

   



Hell Beneath Earth – Jharia Coal Mines by Sanjit Das

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Documentary Project By : Sanjit Das Bokapahadi may be the closest you can find on Earth to the biblical vision of Hell. Coal fires rage just below the surface of the ground, making it [...]

   



Bonded Labor – Photography By Shahadat Hossain

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Documentary Project By: Shahadat Hossain Social norms and economic realities mean that child labor is widely accepted and very common in Bangladesh. Child labor is a visible part of everyday life in Bangladesh: young [...]

   



Street Play (Theru Koothu) – Photography By Balaji Maheshwar

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Documentary Project By: Balaji Maheshwar Street Play (Theru koothu), the oldest and most powerful art form is a folk theatre performed in the open mostly during temple festivals in the villages of Tamilnadu, India. [...]

   



Made of the Mist – Photography by Rohit Krishnan Sabu

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Photography By: Rohit Krishnan Sabu I have lived in conflict. One of the spirit. At 16, I had no voice, no inner voice, no outer voice, no voice. A 16yo who cannot hear himself [...]

   



One Different Photo Story – A Photo A Day by Snehal Kanodia

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Documentary Project By: Snehal Kanodia “In the twenty years of my existence, there is one thing I’ve become sure of. Every individual has a story to tell, a life worth knowing about, and a [...]

   



In Search of a Job – Any Job : Photography by John Hulme

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Documentary Project By: John Hulme The past thirty years have seen the ever-increasing global restructure of production and investment as capital moves freely from industrial centres in Europe and North America to countries with [...]

   



Photo Story – The Epic River by Mohammad Moniruzzaman

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Documentary Project By: Mohammad Moniruzzaman This is a story of intertwined fates. A saga of the inseparable bond between a river and its people. You have heard about the vastness of Amazon and rich [...]

   



Kuakata – The Epitome of Human Resilience by Mohammad Moniruzzaman

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Documentary Project By: Mohammad Moniruzzaman Humans explored the moon more than 40 years ago. They are now heading towards the Mars, and digging dip into Martian meteorites in search of extraterrestrial life. While they [...]

   



Photo Story – Salt by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

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Documentary Project By: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Global warming seems to have more severe impact on certain countries than others because of the way it affects the world climate. An immediate effect of global warming [...]

   



Photo Story – Pollywood’s Last Gasp by Zackary Canepari

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Documentary Project By: Zackary Canepari Pashto Cinema, named after the language of the ethnic Pashtuns that occupy the tribal border regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, have recently come under direct thread from the Taliban [...]

   



Photo Story – Sumeru by Nick Pedersen

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Documentary Project By: Nick Pedersen Sumeru is a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly [...]

   



Photo Story – Where earth turns into gold by Theo Erbenius

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Documentary Project By: Theo Erbenius This is a story about the life and dreams of the Kushti wrestlers in the Indian city Kolhapur. Kushti is a sport with an ancient history that dates back [...]

   



Photo Story – Gipsy Portrait by Jose Ferreira

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Documentary Project By: José Ferreira Marginalized by society or nomadic and heir of a measureless culture? The history of the gypsies still stumbles around deep controversies and its condition remains tied in a complex [...]

   



10 Soulful Documentary Photography Stories

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If you are interested in recording people in their personal environments and places, invest your time in them. Spend time talking to them, hanging out, include them in your project plans and show them [...]

   



15 Heart Touching Documentary Photo Stories

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Documentary photography shows us exactly what our world looks like at any given moment in time. Whether the pictures are bleak, playful, angering or astounding, they all serve a historically significant purpose. Below we [...]