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Emancipation ....
2005-03-09 oochappan

Emancipation ....


I noticed this woman smoking on the street, for the first time in 15 years I saw a Tamil woman smoking in public, I was really surprised.

On top you see her scarf with a design mostly used by men only and the political sign you see everywhere in this area behind the Muslim Mosque ....
I suppose this area is marked by some more revolutionary idea's like ...... emancipation.

Smoking injuries health but if you do, enjoy it !

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Gonzalo GV02-May-2006 07:13
It´s true that one image tells more than 1.000 words.
Excellent !
Light & colors also fantastic !
Phil Douglis12-Apr-2005 21:39
This is quite a story telling shot, Henk. I like the way you not only made the point about this woman smoking in public, but also included the political symbol to the left of her, implying that times are changing and she is changing with the times. I just photographed a turbaned woman smoking a big cigar when I was shooting in Burma a few months ago. You can see it at
Antonis Sarantos11-Apr-2005 20:54
Awesome street portrait. Voted!
markvm11-Apr-2005 17:28
Very striking image! Looks a bit like rebellion..:)
Mika Karhulahti11-Apr-2005 17:10
That´s a great catch.. Especially with the soviet symbols on the back...
Dimitri Sokolenko11-Apr-2005 16:43
hammer & sickle are a nice touch!