Unexpected Treasure in the City of Pearls
A man sits reading the Monday newspaper on his doorstep in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

Oct 16th

2011

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Unexpected Treasure in the City of Pearls

"Monday's News in the City of Pearls" - Hyderabad, India (© 2011 Ian Mylam)

“Monday’s News in the City of Pearls” – Hyderabad, India (© 2011 Ian Mylam)

I recently spent some time in the Indian city of Hyderabad, and enjoyed a day shooting in the markets and bazaars around the Charminar Monument and the Mecca Masjid Mosque on the south bank of the Musi River.  It wasn’t a particularly productive day in terms of photography, although I did enjoy walking through the old lanes talking to the vendors and residents, who were unfailingly friendly and welcoming.  Eventually, I decided to call it a day, and headed back to my hotel in an auto-rickshaw.  I had more or less stopped thinking about photography, my thoughts turning to dinner and a cold beer, when I happened to see this guy sitting outside his home engrossed in reading the newspaper.  I just had time to squeeze off one frame from the moving tuk-tuk in which I was travelling as the light was fading.  The photograph above ended up being my favourite image of the day, and was a reminder that sometimes the best photographs happen when you are least expecting them.

Here are a couple more images from that trip to Hyderabad, shot on a different day….

A woman buys vegetables at a night market in Hyderabad, India. (Ian Mylam)

“Night Market” – Hyderabad, India (© 2011 Ian Mylam)

 

A child is carried by her mother in Hyderabad, India (Ian Mylam)

“Daughter of Hyderabad” – Hyderabad, India (© 2011 Ian Mylam)

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