Albert Korda’s picture “Guerrillero Heroico” , of the then 31 year old hero of every soul which grieves with pain at injustice comes to my mind at the first thought, this day. This epic picture of Che Guevara remains and will remain in the T-shirts and the hearts of youngsters around the world.
Photographers are one of the fewest members of the society who travel with every natural and artificial thing existing in the world. The photographer’s work fuses with every new invention or discovery. The lens which was first used as a drawing aid, now pictures the organelles of the cell and the qaurks and neutrinos of the atom. The photographer’s skill imbibes into the satellites and brings pictures from the extra – terrestrial space.
The strangest species existing in the wild first embrace the photographer. Photographers travel with the life of the diverse cultures existing in the corners and angles of every street. They amplify the emotions existing deep into the minds of people. They understand the pain and thirst of mankind, and remain as the tool for change.
Pictures are the only means of time travel till date. They may not take us to the physical location but never fail to let us sink into the emotions and the atmosphere existing in them.