Street Cricket, Agra, India
I took this photograph on my trusty Nikon FM2 back in 2000. I'd just won the Observer Photographer of the Year, and part of my prize was a trip to India.
Cricket is played everywhere in India, it is a nation obsessed with the sport. I saw this impromptu game being played on some rough ground just outside the Taj Mahal in Agra.
A beautifully seen moment, this image depicts all the character and resourcefulness that I saw on my travels; I loved the way of life that was lived and played out on the street - all were welcome, anyone could join in. In the most deprived circumstances, there was dignity, hope, inspiration and fun.
Limited edition print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper, mounted in double thickness conservation board. Framed in bespoke natural ash, behind museum quality anti-reflection glass. Signed and numbered.
Frame size: 40 x 30 cm
Image size: 20 x 14 cm (plus print border)
A beautiful image with authenticity and provenance.