Shillong through the lens of a 5MP mobile camera

One of the most interesting photographers of Shillong, i.e. one who has something to say rather than something to show, is an anonymous (we have our hunch about her(?) identity), eye behind a 5megapixel mobile camera. Unlike the boring and banal wedding, sunset-sunrise, expensive gear Shillong photography, this person narrates a Shillong full of contradictions, poverty, broken dreams (and pipes), abuse of power – an artist in our view. Because s/he speaks to Shillong, not some crazy tourist from the plains or across the seven seas – her(?) witty working class photographic takedown of Shillong pretensions are the archives of our ‘fungus-ridden’ present. Do wait for photographs to load before you start scrolling.

 

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