Hey Guys. This entire month I’ll be blogging about the people I photographed whilst travelling in the Northeast* India last year (Nov ’12-March ’13).
Along with that I’m also compiling everything that I’ve got from the Northeast (photographs & views) in one place and either make a pdf or a one-off ezine out of it. I might even get it printed. It’s sort of a publishing experiment really.
However, my perspective is slightly limited, so I’m looking for potential contributors.
If you have a story, illustration, photograph, poem, map, or anything having to do with people, culture(way of living/social habits/fashion) from the Northeast, please get in touch. My email is: wearabout at gmail dot com. (The material should be your own and not published anywhere else. You’ll be credited.)
Please use the subject line**: ezine/wearabout
You can send me old photographs of people/streets/houses too — it’ll be great to compare and use them with what I have photographed. This is only limited to Shillong, Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Aizawl, as I only covered these places.
Please use the subject line**: blog/wearabout
I think it will be great to do this because Northeast India is fairly unexplored. People are interested in this side of the country considering the response I got for the first posts I ever did about Shillong(they were the most shared posts on my blog), and more recently ‘Northeast Cosmo feature‘ was the most shared image on my facebook page.
*I understand Northeast India is big and some people are sensitive about me calling the three states I visited, Northeast (considering the comments on the Cosmo image) but geographically that’s where they are. Right? And why I didn’t go to all the northeast states? It is because I was on my own, had a limited budget, and time constraints.
**subject line is just to make it easier for me to filter my mails
These are a few photos from my trip (for your reference). I think the way people dress, the way the streets look, the way the houses look, all together help to give an idea of what a place is all about. Primarily, that is what I am really interested in.
Photos: Old woman crossing a street in Aizawl. Woman at a shop on the way to Shillong. Clothes line in a country house in Meghalaya. Countryside hut in Meghalaya. A folk singer on her house terrace in Kohima. A 13 year old girl at a photo shoot in Dimapur. A woman going through clothes at the Wednesday Market in Dimapur. Street in Impur, Nagaland. A house in Ungma Village, Nagaland. Imlibenla at her house in Mokokchung. View of Mokokchung town. Street side shops in Aizawl. A street in Aizawl. Teenage Mizo girls in Aizawl. Aizawl city on a full moon night.
All photos were taken by me between November 2012 to March 2013.
I’m not sure how it will turn out to be (depends on the contributions), but I’m excited about this.
PS If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, send me an email or write in the comment section below.