Leica Camera Ambassador Craig Semetko traveled to India and spent the fall of 2013 photographing the breathtaking beauty of the country and demonstrating that human experience transcends all cultural and linguistic boundaries.
In the summer of 2013, Craig Semetko was one of 10 photographers worldwide invited by Leica Camera to take part in a unique exhibition celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The photographers were paired with their artistic fathers, and asked to shoot a project with them in mind. Semetko was paired with iconic photographer Elliott Erwitt, and a series of circumstances conspired to send him to India to shoot the project.
Semetko spent the fall of 2013 traveling throughout the country, visiting Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Kolkata, Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, and the world's largest camel fair in Pushkar. He documented everyday life as he explored the region, focusing on the authentic human experience and storytelling through photography.
India Unposed is an exploration of the juxtaposition in life’s fleeting moments. From teeming cities to desolate ruins, his camera captures the spontaneity and serendipity across all walks of life in this celebration of this vast country. With the staggering contrasts of light and dark, Semetko truly masters the black and white.
Continuing in the candid style of his first book Unposed, Semetko has created another phenomenal collection of spontaneous moments, finding the beautiful, humorous, and dramatic in every minute and every space.