Dan Eckstein May 10, 2015Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in India.
Azadpur Market. Delhi, India 2013
Dan Eckstein (b.1980, United States) spent four years studying photography at Skidmore College in the foothills of the Adirondacks. After graduation, he moved to New York City to assist renowned photographer Steve McCurry. He later worked with Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey in Paris. Dan’s work has been widely published and exhibited and he was included in The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography. He was recently awarded Best Photo Essay in PDN’s World In Focus photo contest and included in American Photography 30. For Dan’s latest project, he drove 10,000km over the course of three years documenting the trucks, drivers and roadside culture of India. He is based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY.
About the Photograph:
“This photo was taken in Delhi’s Azadpur market which is the biggest wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Asia. The market is filled with brightly decorated trucks bringing goods to be bought and sold from though-out India and I was there photographing them for my book project, Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India. Most of the action at these markets happens in the morning and I was there towards the end of the day so the workers were cleaning up and this guy was having a rest after a hard day’s work.”