Alan Thomas  // Approaching Calcutta

Approaching Calcutta

These photographs take a measure of Calcutta (Kolkata) both as a contemporary megacity and a carrier of historical memory, from colonialism to postwar waves of migration. The series alternates between booming peripheral zones and the city’s center, in particular its vast central park, the Maidan. For more on this project, read my essay
“Approaching Calcutta” in Places Journal.