20 February 2009

Mr Sharma, desert historian and activist

Mr SharmaMr N.K. Sharma founded Jaisalmer's Folklore Museum in 1984 and the Desert Cultural Centre in 1987. I chatted with him and photographed him there in early 2007.
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5 comments:

Lesley said...

Pete, this portrait has such a directness that I feel as if Mr Sharma is sitting in person in front of me.

pohanginapete said...

He was a joy to photograph, Lesley. Thanks.

Zhoen said...

Such intelligence shining out.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, one of his friends, who was minding the entrance, was a retired teacher of English. He too had that same sparkle. I chatted with him; he told me a wonderful story. There's something about that place and its people.

butuki said...

You seem to have a penchant for photographing Indian people! Though I have to admit that they are very photogenic!