G.B. Road (full name Garstin Bastion Road) is a road running from Ajmeri Gate to Lahori Gate in Delhi, India. It is a large red-light district. It has several hundred multi-storey buildings, with shops on the ground floor. About twenty of these buildings have about 100 brothels on the first floor that open at night after the shops at the ground level close. During night time, the first floor windows are kept wide open to attract customers. During day time, it becomes the space for the women to observe the life outside. In 1966, the road's name was officially changed to Swami Shradhanand Marg. This photograph was shot by AbulKalam Azad shot in the year 1991.
The Window, 1991
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.