Aug 2, 2007

Camel Market, India

Camel Market, India


Marc Riboud

(French, 1923-2016)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 27.5 x 39.9 cm (10 13/16 x 15 11/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)

Gift of Photography in the Fine Arts 1965.331



The fabric of contemporary India blends longstanding traditions like the annual camel market in Nagaur with modern ways of life like the daily commute from the suburbs to work in the city. Even today, a single family might include both a camel trader who encounters over 11,000 specimens of livestock each year at the fair, as well as a businessperson rushing to their urban job, not unlike those in Manhattan’s fast-paced environment.

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