Chennai

Photo series gives a glimpse into the lives of fisherfolk

Communities on Marina honoured on Photography Day

Amidst the bustle of the fish market in Nochi Nagar, with the cloudy sky and rough waves as a backdrop, a collection of images lay spread over nets and boats on the Marina on Saturday evening.

A team of photographers from Photo Concierge, a digital platform and marketplace for photographers, illustrators and videographers, decided to commemorate World Photography Day by capturing the lives of the fisherfolk and vendors. ‘Marina Makkal’, the photo series, had images that gave a glimpse of the daily life of the community.

Engaging with people

Shefalii Dadabhoy, co-founder of Photo Concierge, said, “We decided to step out, engage with people and capture the local flavour of the city. Our team of eight photographers started out early in the morning to take pictures of the fishermen venturing into the sea, their joy after the catch and fisher women selling the fresh catch.”

The team chose fishing community on the Marina to honour the people who are an integral part of the city. They also presented the photographs to those people featured in the series. D. Shanthavelu of Nochikuppam was overjoyed with his image and plans to frame it. “It was a different and memorable experience. These images will always remind us of World Photography Day and the photographers,” he said.

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