Haridwar is situated on the right bank of the Ganga river, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. This image of a young boy holding a matchbox was shot by Indian Photographer Abul Kalam Azad using traditional analog camera. He had made this photograph during the 90s while traveling in Haridwar, India.
Young Boy in Haridwar, 1990
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.