Craig Semetko - INDIA UNPOSED



“India is a street photographer’s dream. The people are extraordinarily welcoming—they do not mind having their pictures taken, in fact, they usually welcome it…”

“India is a large country with an enormous population. She has immense contrasts and remarkable diversity. There is no way to convey her complexity in just a few months of photographing. I’m not sure you could do it in a few lifetimes. But I will definitely be heading back to give it a try. Perhaps in color. Or not.”

Following in the footsteps of Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt, Craig Semetko is a connoisseur of the spontaneous moment. With a keen eye for serendipity, he captures the offbeat and the unusual to be found all around us. Each of his images intrigues us, yet lets us draw our own conclusions. Although a skilled technical artist, for him the camera is just a tool. To borrow a phrase from Henri Cartier-Bresson, "Photography is nothing--it's life that interests me." Craig Semetko's photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and publications worldwide. As well as being a photographer, he is a comedic actor and writer of note.