Madhumoy Sathpaty, Mrudula Ravi, Sayan Bhattacharjee, Sukrita Baruah, Vilo Awomi
Duration: 25 mins
Language: English, Hindi
Still City is an attempt to scrutinize and reflect upon the act of photographing the street in a city like Bombay. It follows the enquiries of one of the film-makers, who is the protagonist of the film, who has been thinking about the complexities of the act of ‘street photography’ after attending a paid photowalk in Chor Bazaar. It looks at the way that the street is photographed by different people – the participants in the photowalk, a student who is a photo enthusiast, and two popular Instagrammers who photograph the city in unconventional ways. By looking at their practices and common patterns in street photography, the film enquires into the relationship that photographers have with the streets and people that they photograph, why they choose to photograph certain kinds of areas – particularly lower class localities, and how street photography both mediates and reflects one’s relationship with the city and its streets.