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Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin

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Unseen Too, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010

“UNSEEN TOO” IS THE SECOND of two photographs I took here. I’ve shown both with a duotone treatment earlier in the book, and they are meant to be part of a longer-term project. Kathmandu has become a place that feels like home to me, at least the Tibetan side of town, Boudhanath. Boudhanath is home to a large stupa, a circular monument around which Buddhist devotees walk, spinning prayer wheels, fingering prayer beads, and chanting. In the midst of this are some very regular beggars. The first one I photographed was blind, and I was struck by how many people passed him without a glance. So I set out to make photographs of these beggars and somehow show the isolation that I imagined they felt.

So “Unseen Too” ...

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