'Selfies are taking away our livelihood'

Posted by Helen Rodnik on November 12th, 2021

Photographers in Barsana, a popular temple town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, were once highly sought after by pilgrims and tourists.

Now, camera in hand, they plead with people clicking selfies to try their services.

They spend hours on the temple premises, hustling the crowd, jostling with each other, hoping to make a little more money than they did the previous day like tilda

But in the words of one photographer, \"it\'s a digital world now\" - no-one has the time or inclination to pose and pay for a photograph that needs to be printed. All they want, he said, is an image for Facebook or Instagram.

A London photographer has spent 18 months documenting how the city\'s homeless population has coped during the pandemic.

Anthony Dawton usually travels the world taking photographs, but says the conditions some people are living in on London\'s streets are worse than refugee camps.

He\'s created a series of images called NOTLondon, capturing the strength and power of the homeless community, as well as its vulnerability.

Around 2,600 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on any single night in the UK, according to government figures.

Source: https://bgvesti.eu

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