Frame 10: “A sculpture studio in Mumbai that produces statues of notable Indian personages and Hindu gods, June 2010.” —Vanity Fair
Kodak’s last roll of Kodachrome was given to noted photojournalist Steve McCurry. He shot this last roll with his Nikon F6 in New York, Bombay, Rajasthan, Bombay, Istanbul, London, again in New York and finally to processing in Parsons, Kansas. His subjects range from celebrities (Robert De Niro, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das) to iconic landmarks and everyday life. The results are amazing. See the contents of this last roll at Vanity Fair.
In Jenny Packham.
Aishwarya Rai for Vogue India
June 2010. Still loving cobalt.
India’s Pink Gang, the largest women’s vigilante group in the world, shames abusive husbands and corrupt politicians by going door-to-door clad in electric pink saris and wielding sticks called laathis—the same sticks used by local cops when patrolling their beat. Recently, they’ve gained political clout by winning seats in the panchayat elections—the equivalent of American municipality elections.
Great piece from Amana Fontanella-Khan on India’s pink gang—which happens to be the largest vigilante group in the world. (Photo by Fontanella-Khan)
I was doing an interview once and the guy said, you must be psyched by all this Slumdog Millionaire stuff. And I was like, umm… Yeah! I am! I have no idea why, though, as I had NOTHING to do with that movie! It’s just that some people who kinda look like me are in it, and everyone loved it and it won some Oscars and stuff. And then I was like, whoa whoa whoa – are white people just psyched ALL THE TIME? It’s like, Back to the Future—-that’s us! Godfather—-that’s us! Jaws—-that’s us! Every fucking movie BUT Slumdog Millionaire and Boyz n the Hood is us!
Bombay Production is like Pandora, but for desi music.