While I was in India… they took my picture…

April 4th, 2013  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, Personal Essays  |  7 Comments

While here in New York City a shapely black woman with curly hair is (almost) a dime a dozen– in India we are a rear commodity. While walking the streets of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Pushkar– my picture was taken several times. Some people asked and some people snuck and just took my picture. So I started to take their pictures too…





  • http://www.facebook.com/uju.asika.9 Uju Asika

    I love it, so fun to see the people snapping away and you’re snapping right back. Must be an amazing trip, keep coming with the stories and photos x

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  • David Smith

    I had the same thing in Goa! I have a whole series of photos of groups of 20 something Indian men posing with me at Portuguese forts.

    • http://twitter.com/veralynmedia Ms. Veralyn

      Wow! Did you ask why? That’s one thing I wish I did more of– ask why they wanted the picture.

  • http://twitter.com/LaViajeraMorena La Viajera Morena

    Great shots :)

  • http://www.cherilnclarke.com/ CherilNClarke

    I know this post is old, but this is too cute! I’ve heard about the fascination and picture taking. Wow! If it happens to me I’m going to snap back.

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