Street photography at Koley market in Sealdah, Kolkata

A street vendor sitting with a basket of vegetables in Koley market

Koley market is a huge wholesale fruit and vegetable market, located in Sealdah, right next to the George Telegraph Training Institute. The inside is dark and dingy, extremely dirty, full of chaos and mayhem and smells of rotten vegetables. The floors are always wet and slippery, so be careful while walking or you might fall down. But, for those interested in photography, Koley market and its surroundings offer fantastic opportunities to capture people in their natural way. Doing photography can be a bit tough as the place is heavily congested, but with enough time and patience it can be done. Sealdah is located in the centre of Kolkata and can be reached by train, bus or tuk-tuk. Just ask anybody and they will happily point you in that direction. Some of the pictures that I have taken in the market are given below – 

A worker carrying heavy load in his head
A worker carrying heavy load in his head
A busy market scene showing people doing different activities.
A busy market scene showing people doing different activities.
A street vendor sitting with a basket of vegetables in koley market at sealdah
A street vendor sitting with a basket of vegetables in koley market at sealdah
A women selling vegetables in the road
A women selling vegetables in the road
A man getting a haircut in a roadside saloon
A man getting a haircut in a roadside saloon
A labor cleaning up a huge pile of rubbish
A labor cleaning up a huge pile of rubbish
A street vendor selling green chillies
A street vendor selling green chillies
Laborers waiting near a basket full of capsicum at Koley market
Laborers waiting near a basket full of capsicum at Koley market
A man selling fruits in the market
A man selling fruits in the market
A street vendor selling lemon in the market
A street vendor selling lemon in the market
Three laborers loading their cart with boxes
Three laborers loading their cart with boxes
People buying vegetables from a vendor.
People buying vegetables from a vendor.
A huge rush at koley market in sealdah.
A huge rush at koley market in sealdah.
A group of laborers lifting a heavy baggage
A group of laborers lifting a heavy baggage
Women selling vegetables by the roadside
Women selling vegetables by the roadside
Street vendors selling raw fish by the roadside
Street vendors selling raw fish by the roadside

If you’re interested in using my photography or article please contact me, I am also available for freelance work.

If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blog on Kolkata flower show, Kolkata photography, College street kolkata, Koley marketKolkata milan melaMirik and Takdah.

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