Soumya Shankar Ghosal

Meeting Steve McCurry On The Streets Of Kolkata

Soumya Shankar Ghosal

Indian photographer Soumya Shankar Ghosal takes us on the buzzling streets of Kolkata. He shares his secrets of capturing compelling snippets of everday life, gives deep insights into the city he lives in and Indian culture in general. In addition to that, Soumya tells the story of how he met legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry on a photowalk in Kolkata.

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I hope you find value in my conversation with Soumya.

 

He sure is an inspiring visual storyteller.

 

If you’d like to discover more great photographer’s from all around the world, just head over to „The Art of Creative Photography“.

 

Besides GATE7, that’s my other online photography projects where I talk to amazing visual storytellers from all kinds of different genres such as street photography, portrait photography, photojournalism and fine art for example.

 

They all share their secrets and give lots of practical advice that helps you to become a better photographer. I’ll soon launch a podcast on that site as well which will only be in English.

 

So, if you enjoyed this conversation with Soumya, please check out „The Art of Creative Photography“. Sign up for the newsletter and I’ll let you know, when the new podcast hits the air.

 

Meanwhile you can listen to more episodes in English on this podcast:

 

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Über Soumya Shankar Ghosal

Soumya Shankar Ghosal is a street photographer from Kolkata, India.

 

Soumya had been featured before on my online-photography-magazine „The Art of Creative Photography“: „Hidden Stories In The Ordinary“

Q&A with Soumya Shankar Ghosal

Steve McCurry’s ‚Afghan Girl‘. This is because it’s not just a photograph but a story by itself. At times a photograph can change the perspective of the world. I find similar photographs like Dorothea Lange’s „Migrant Mother“ or Nick Ut’s „Naplam Girl“ as powerful storytellers. A photograph is not a photograph until it speaks for itself.

Photography: „If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.“ Robert Capa. Life: „Fall seven times, stand up eight.“ Japanese Proverb

„Marketing Management“* by Philip Kotler. However good a product is, it can’t survive without marketing. This book is basically the Bible of Marketing.

 There are so many wonderful photographers but primarily Steve McCurry*. Simply because of his persistence.

35 mm Lens.

„Leaving on a jet plane“* by John Denver. It’s about the freedom to explore life. And Photography is about creating memories of the journey called Life.

 

 

 

Listen to the Gate7-Playlist on Spotify and discover the favorite songs of my podcast guests. It’s the perfect soundtrack for the road.

 

 

My Camera + cleaning cloth and an umbrella during the monsoons.

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Valérie Jardin

Street Photography – Creative Vision Behind The Lens

This is a premiere. In the first interview in English on the Gate7-podcast I talk to street photographer Valérie Jardin. Born in France, Valérie is currently based in Minneapolis. She teaches workshops all over the world, runs the hugely popular podcast „Hit The Streets“ and is the author of several books. Her latest one is called „Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind The Lens“.

Hallo, ich bin Kai. Journalist aus Hamburg – vor allem aber leidenschaftlicher Reisender und Fotograf. Um beide Themen geht es auf GATE7.

 

Ich möchte dir zeigen, wie du mit deiner Lust am Fotografieren abhebst, tief in fremde Kulturen eintauchst, Land und Leute kennenlernst – um am Ende ganz bei dir zu landen. Entdecke die emotionale Seite der Fotografie und mache unterwegs Bilder, die dir wirklich etwas bedeuten.

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