Photos & text: Ahmed Firoz

These photographs — taken at various times and places in Delhi by Ahmed Firoz —  depict the city from different perspectives. For him Delhi, with its monumental past, is not just a city of monuments and heritage. It has a mystique in the hustle and bustle of its street life. People with multiple cultural and social identities from all over the world make this city a melting pot of world culture. This is a place where festivals and cultural activities keep people engaged and mesmerised. These photographs bring out different cultural identities and different moods of the city. Firoz brings out the heart and soul of the city in all its colours and vibrance through the of the local dancers and other performers. From the stage to the backstage, from festivals to street performances, these photographs capture the cultural identities of Delhi’s denizens.

An exhibition of Firoz’s photographs is on till 30 April at the Delhi-O-Delhi Foyer, India Habitat Centre.

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