28 December 2016

Walking the Camera in Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur is a sprawling jerkwater town in the Bastar District, which possesses a unique blend of tribal and Odia culture, and constitutes the 3rd largest city of the relatively new Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It was earlier the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar during the British RajThe Bastar state rulers traced their ancestry not just to the moon, but also to Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu king to rule from Delhi in the 12th century CE. The Bastar District is currently an active part of the Red Corridor which experiences considerable Naxalite/Maoist insurgency.

Local markets aka haat bazaars are one of the quintessential, authentic Indian experiences. Jagdalpur’s famous Sanjay Market is the town’s lively heart and a typical Indian fresh-produce and vegetable wholesale weekend market: incredibly friendly, incredibly crowded, and incredibly dirty. Saturday and Sunday are the main market days (haat days) when this amazing market is served by hundreds of hawkers. Many tribal people (Adivasi people) from the surrounding countryside come to barter with the town people. It’s a wonderful microcosm of unique characters, interesting faces and expressions of all shades...

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4 : 3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; portrait; closeup; headshot; seven-eighths view; outdoor; colour; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; third eye; tilaka; forehead; human eyes; nose piercing; mouth; teeth; facial expression; eye contact; stubbly; white turban; headcovering; body language; gesture; right hand; resting-chin-on-hand; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; environmental portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tribal market; market; Hinduism; marketer; one person; male; middle-aged man; Indian man; cross-dressing; ear jewellery; finger rings; golden; sitting; authentic; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Chhattisgarh; India; Asia

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Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; natural frame; background; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4 : 3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; portrait; closeup; headshot; full-face view; orange; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; laughing eyes; teeth; facial expression; eye contact; headwrap; headscarf; headcovering; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; fun; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tribal; market; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; one person; female; middle-aged woman; posing; authentic; laughing; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Chhattisgarh; India; Asia

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; natural frame; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; portrait; closeup; faceshot; seven-eighths view; low-angle shot; outdoor; colour; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; nose; nose piercing; nose studs; facial expression; eye contact; headscarf; headcovering; consent; encounter; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; ethnic; tribal; villager; market; market woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; mature woman; tribal market; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; posing; scrutinizing eyes

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; portrait; closeup; headshot; three-quarter view; over-the-shoulder look; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; forehead; bindi; human face; human eyes; sceptical eyes; nose piercing; nose studs; earrings; facial expression; eye contact; headwrap; bandana; consent; encounter; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; ethnic; tribal; villager; market; market woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; tribal market; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; beauty; posing; authentic; young woman

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; portrait; closeup; headshot; seven-eighths view; outdoor; colour; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; forehead; bindi; human face; human eyes; laughing eyes; nose; earrings; facial expression; eye contact; headwrap; headcovering; consent; encounter; fun; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; ethnic; tribal; villager; market; market woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; mature woman; tribal market; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; authentic; smiling

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; half-length portrait; closeup; seven-eighths view; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; laughing eyes; nose piercing; mouth; teeth; nose stud; earrings; facial expression; eye contact; headwrap; bandana; body language; gesture; both hands; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; fun; environmental portrait; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tribal; market; Adivasi woman; mature woman; Indian woman; market woman; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; adult; sitting; posing; authentic; tattoo

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; educational; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; closeup; headshot; full-face view; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; forehead; bindi; human face; human eyes; laughing eyes; nose; nose piercing; mouth; teeth; facial expression; eye contact; flower garland; bareheaded; sindoor; flowers; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; fun; environmental portrait; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tradition; market; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; adult; Adivasi woman; Indian woman; mature woman; nose studs; earrings; authentic; smiling; laughing

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; half-length portrait; closeup; full-face view; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; laughing eyes; nose; nose piercing; mouth; teeth; facial expression; eye contact; bangles; bareheaded; body language; gesture; both hands; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; emotion; fun; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tribal; market; mature woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; hair; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; adult; authentic; smiling; laughing

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; background; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; half-length portrait; closeup; full-face view; blue; outdoor; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; scrutinizing eyes; nose; nose piercing; facial expression; lived-in face; wrinkles; eye contact; side bun; bangles; earrings; headwrap; headscarf; body language; gesture; both hands; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; respect; dignity; environmental portrait; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; tribal; market; old woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; adult; senior; sitting; posing; authentic

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; natural frame; background; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; prime lens; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; half-length portrait; closeup; full-face view; orange; outdoor; sunshine; colour; colourful; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; tattoos; human eyes; questioning eyes; facial expression; lived-in face; wrinkles; eye contact; bangles; headwrap; headscarf; body language; gesture; both hands; resting-chin-on-hands gesture; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; respect; dignity; environmental portrait; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; market; market woman; old woman; Indian woman; Adivasi woman; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; one person; female; adult; senior; sitting; posing; authentic

Matt Hahnewald Photography; Facing the World; photography; photo; image; face perception; physiognomy; psychological; Nikon D3100; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; 50mm lens; 4x3 aspect ratio; horizontal format; street; portraiture; closeup; headshot; seven-eighths view; blue; outdoor; colour; cultural; character; personality; real people; human head; human face; human eyes; bloodshot eyes; teeth; facial expression; lived-in face; wrinkles; eye contact; unshaved; stubbly beard; turban; headwrap; consent; empathy; rapport; encounter; respect; dignity; ethnic portrait; tourism; travel; travel portrait; market; Sanjay Market; Jagdalpur; Bastar District; Chhattisgarh; India; old man; Indian man; Adivasi man; one person; male; adult; senior; posing; authentic


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