India Book Review
“Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement.
I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” her people and absorb the flow of life from birth to death.
From learning how to make yellow ink from cow urine to watching funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, I realized that I would have to spend a lifetime here to grasp the immense value of her art, stunning architecture, fascinating food and love of all that is beautiful.
A stunning collection of images of a place that is magical, full of history and adventure, India. The images are unique and look at every aspect of life in this beautiful country and it’s beautiful. Whether it is driving down the street, relaxing in the open air, a historical building or nature – Debra has captured it all. One of my favourite quotes came at the beginning of the book, “India is not an underdeveloped country…in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed country in a state of decay” Shashi Tharoor.
I can clearly see why Debra fell in love with the country. From the lifestyle to the food to the people, there is so much to love. You can see how rich the culture and heritage is just from the images alone. While view as underdeveloped, there is so much we can learn from their culture.
This beautiful collection of images will steal your heart away with its warmth, compassion, sense of adventure and history. It will leave you wanting to pack your bags to escape to the beauty of India. A very well put together and laid out album of photos!
About the Author
Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera.
“My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.”
I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.