Martin Czarnecki

Photographer
 
Streets of Mumbai
Follow Hire Not for sale
Location: Hamburg
Nationality: German
Biography: Born in 1965 in Hamburg  1988-1991 successfully completed photography apprenticeship 1992-1996 studied architecture in Hamburg He works as a self-employed architect in Hamburg. He has repeatedly worked on his own photographic projects since... MORE
Public Story
Streets of Mumbai
Copyright Martin Czarnecki 2022
Date of Work Nov 2019 - Dec 2019
Updated Mar 2020
Location Mumbai
Topics Documentary, Photography, Street
I was curious about Mumbai and traveled there for 2 weeks at the end of 2019 to take street portraits. Mumbai is a place of extreme contrasts. On the one hand it is the financial metropolis of India with corresponding wealth and on the other hand it is the most densely populated place in the world (Dharavi with approx. 300,000 people / km2) with precarious living conditions. My hotel was located in the new business district Bandra Kurla Complex, just north of the Mithi River. Dharavi, Mumbai's largest slum, is located just south of the Mithi River. Every morning and evening a tuk-tuk journey between the worlds. In Dharavi and other slums I met poor, hard working and very friendly people. The curiosity about me was just as great as my curiosity. I was very impressed by the serenity of people across religions. In the slums, living and working lies side by side or one above the other. Small factories and workshops recycle and repair. The population density in Dharavi is about as high as if the entire world population would live in the area of Belgium. There is a lack of clean drinking water. The wastewater is led into the river. The moment I am writing this text at the end of March 2020, I am very concerned about the COVID-19-pandemic and its impact on Mumbai. It will probably not be possible to slow down the spread of the virus in the slums.
I published a printed book at blurb: https://www.blurb.de/b/10011716 and an eBook (free of charge) at the blurb bookstore for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices and Mac or PC computers: https://www.blurb.de/ebooks/719725-streets-of-mumbai
There is also an eBook at Apple's iBook Store (free of charge): https://books.apple.com/de/book/streets-of-mumbai/id1509401044
LinkedIn Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon
3,260

Also by Martin Czarnecki —

Story

Meanwhile in Banalistan

Martin Czarnecki
Story

It's not over yet

Martin Czarnecki
Story

i Obscura

Martin Czarnecki
Story

Shanghai Shops

Martin Czarnecki / Shanghai
Story

World Dog Show Leipzig 2017

Martin Czarnecki / Leipzig
Story

by the way

Martin Czarnecki
Story

HORISONTEN

Martin Czarnecki
Story

Playa de los Pensionistas

Martin Czarnecki
Story

BAGNO - Rimini in November

Martin Czarnecki
Streets of Mumbai by Martin Czarnecki
Join us
For more access