I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. "Sensory
overload in a glance" is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really "see" her people and absorb the flow of life from birth to death.
From learning how to make yellow ink from cow urine to watching funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, I realized that I would have to spend a lifetime here to grasp the immense value of her art, stunning architecture,
fascinating food and love of all that is beautiful.
Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera
"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world
I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display
in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.
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India has long been on my 'to visit' list and after looking at the photos in this book, it is right up there at the top of the list. Debra manages to capture India in all its glory and contrasting poverty, catching people going about their
daily business. The photos are so evocative that you can almost smell the spices,; the colours are so vibrant that you can almost touch the silk. I am sure that seeing this on a Kindle doesn't really do it justice. It is the kind of book that demands to be
held, the pages lovingly turned so that the reader experiences the voyage with the author. My own personal view is that I would have liked more commentary about each photo. They are so stunning that they deserve to have something written about them too. There
is very little text in the book; it is essentially a collection of photos and I'm guessing that the author would like them to speak for themselves. All in all a captivating collection.