Werner Bischof (1916 – 1954)
Unloading corn, Port of Calcutta, India, April 1951
From the series »Famine in Bihar«
Due to flooding and drought, in 1951 the province of Bihar in the Bengal region was heavily stricken by famine. Corn was sent by foreign countries - mostly from the US - to help India's famine stricken areas. At the port of Calcutta the wheat shipments werd sacked by hand.
Vintage Gelatin silver print
Image dimensions 17,8 x 24,9 cm (17,8 x 24,9 inch)
Single weight paper, semi-glossy surface
Photographer's agency credit stamp, press stamp, numerical stamp and several handwritten notations in pencil and ink on the reverse
«U.S. heeds India's Plea for food«, in: LIFE magazine, 28.5.1951, Vol. 30, No. 22, p. 20; M. Bischof, S. Maurer, P. Zimmermann (ed.), Werner Bischof. Bilder, Bern: Benteli 2006, p. 174f.; R. Burri, M. Bischof (ed.), Werner Bischof. His Life and Work, London: Thames&Hudson 1990, p. 100, p. 114f.
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