Quintessentially Indian: Politics, Bollywood & Cricket with a good, strong cuppa

This quaint tea stall in a vegetable market in Aurangabad never ceases to amaze me.

This quaint tea stall in a vegetable market in Aurangabad never ceases to amaze me. News and tea are inseparable almost everywhere in India. An invaluable insight gathered from this photograph after I shot it. I was pleased as punch to receive a nomination for it at the 2013 Black & White Spider awards concluded last year.

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 11.13.38 PMBLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONOURS SHABNAM SIRUR FROM INDIA

LONDON – Amateur photographer Shabnam Sirur of India was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of ‘People’ at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo show. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of this important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from the Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honoured Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year, Shabnam Sirur’s ‘Morning tea’, an exceptional image entered in the ‘People’ category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.” 

 – Basil O’Brien, Creative Director, Spider Awards

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
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About shabnamphoto

I'm a graphic artist with a passion for photography. I like to tell a story with my pictures. Sometimes a picture may speak on its own and at other times it may need an explanation. I'm intrigued by the ordinariness of life and enjoy documenting my life in the light and shadow of what surrounds me. Be it people, landscape, flowers, architecture or birds, the camera helps me see what I wouldn't with my naked eye.
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15 Responses to Quintessentially Indian: Politics, Bollywood & Cricket with a good, strong cuppa

  1. nikhil says:

    u have more pics of Aurangabad from same era?

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  2. Madhu says:

    Congratulations girl!!! That is indeed an exceptional image. Love how the man’s shoes are spit polished!! 🙂

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  3. Amy says:

    Congratulations, Shabnam!

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  4. Chai, chai, chai 🙂

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Shabnam. You deserve this award and more. Love. Suman

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  6. Congratulations, Shabnam!

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