I have to be honest, I just finished our fourth day here in Calcutta and I only have the mental capacity to process the first 2 days. And I don’t mean processing images…I mean processing my emotions and thoughts.
On the first day, we turned left from the alley of our guest house and was met with a wall of people. All intent on where they are going. They go with a purpose without missing a beat – cars, motorcycles, pedestrians alike. But you don’t have to slow down very much to notice those they’ve left behind, along the sidewalk are the homeless. Entire families of them, sometimes even up to 3 generations eating, sleeping, and bathing on the side of the street. All in one place…the beauty and the ugliness of humanity. I hope these images do this city justice.