Calcutta Rickshaw Wallah

Calcutta Rickshaw Wallah

One of Calcutta’s ubiquitous rickshaw wallahs, or puller, rests for a few moments in the city’s stifling heat while a devotee puts the finishing touches on his family’s pandal, in preparation for Durga Puja, the annual ceremonial worship of the mother goddess, Durga.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. you are so gifted! this is so much more than ‘a travel photo’ – wow, it’s a study of character and culture and emotion, and of course it’s art at its best. z

  2. I agree…character, culture, emotion great shot

  3. Fab capture! Hope you are having fun πŸ™‚

  4. This photo really tells a story of the hard-working struggle of India’s rickshaw wallahs. Amazing. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Cathy. There is pressure to oulaw them in favor of motorized transport.

      1. Well, it would probably be a good thing, although it might take away a lot of livelihoods. It’s a good thing you captured it in a photo. πŸ™‚

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