“I’m inspired by humanity in all its forms. Photography is an excuse to get close to people and hear their stories. That’s why I got started as a photographer, simply to new and different meet people and taking the time to talk to them.” — Anjan Ghosh
I am passionate about photography, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. India is a country whose main essence comes out from the rural areas that makes it unique among other countries. My intention is to search for this uniqueness and present it on the global platform. Urbanization is devouring our daily lifestyle at a rapid pace. Yet, the Indian villages are competing with this urbanization in a positive way for a long time. I go to the remote places of my state [West Bengal] and literally ‘research’ the village lifestyle. And then, if need be, take a few snaps. I try to capture only those moments of a village or a rural life, which would bring out the hardcore truth about the subject. Sometimes, I have to face challenges to get the required snaps. My intention is not to show poverty or the poorness of Indian villages, but to portray something which would eventually come in aid of the rural people.
And the good news is, I am getting support in this regard. It is a slow, but a steady process! A few of my like-minded friends are becoming aware of my intention, and are showing interest to take some positive actions. We have taken a pledge that by this if we can at least ‘change’ the life of one family in any part of our state; or in India, we would be greatly obliged. And by doing this, if we can ask or request the government to take some positive actions to change the condition of the village for the better, it would be a great achievement for us. I am an optimistic person, and I definitely believe that in the near future, more people would be interested in this endeavor.