Photographer's Note

Somewhere in central Calcutta in November 1987. There was clearly something going on inside the shop, since so many had crowded at the entrance to catch a glimpse. A taxi driver had found a way to glance above the heads of the others.

Did I see what was going on? I probably never got close enough, or I was only interested in taking this photo, which I found probably funnier than whatever they were all looking at. At least I didn't mention anything about this in my diary.

Elaine (everlasting) suggests there was a cricket match on TV. I am sure she is right. They were probably watching the final match of the world cup, played in Calcutta, between England and Australia. India and Pakistan had lost the semi-finals, to everyone's great disappointment in Calcutta. By the way, Australia won.

I considered cropping the upper part of the washed out sky and darkening the rest, but it didn't look very good, so I left it like this. It actually doesn't disturb me much.

I had obviously already more than 34 years ago developed a taste for street photos showing not much at all. There are two more photos in the WS of things going on in a very quiet way in the streets of Calcutta. They were all scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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