Nestled at northern Kolkata along the river of Hooghly, the potters colony of Kumartuli is one of the central attraction of the city. Kumartuli, meaning “potter locality” (Kumar = potter. Tuli = locality), is over 300 years old. A must watch if you are traveling to Kolkata before Durga Puja.
Even though the idol makers get orders from all over the world, most of artisan seemed dwells in poor living condition. This story is dedicated to all the artists of the potter town who’s still keeping the city’s pottery tradition alive.
The narrow lanes and alleys are even more interesting in terms of street photography. I will surely revisit this place again with my Tokina 11-16 DXII lens. Somehow I felt the fast XF35 certainly a good lens for street photography however didn’t find it to be ideal lens for shooting at the narrow passages of Kumartuli. More wide, better.
I would love to hear from you on the photographs taken using Fuji XF35 lens. Stay tuned for more photos on Kumartuli.
You check out my last post on Potters Town.