The Dhobi Ghana was established in Chennai in 1902 in Purasawalkam and is one of oldest areas of the city. The place, spread over 5 grounds, has hundreds of people including women handling more than thousands of clothes on a daily basis. The steady sound of water being splashed and clothes being washed starts as early as 6 am.
The rhythm of Chennai’s 115-year-old Dhobi Ghana, where over a thousand people, earn a living by doing the city’s laundry; has remained unabated over the years. It offers great opportunities for amateur photographers to take images of workers going about their daily routine, narrow winding lanes and many other aspects of the place. Madras Photo Bloggers have organised a Photo walk in Dhobi Ghana to capture the real essence of this place.
Step outside the boundaries of the four walls and your comfort areas, with your camera; experience the wonders of clicking out in the open at this Photo Walk. With ample natural light, great backdrop and multiple subjects, you have plenty of scope to click some fantastic shots and learn from peers.
Take videos and photos of the vendors, food stalls, people rushing home from work, kids playing, the modern life and the traditional life. You can capture every dimension and aspect of life at Dhobi Ghana at this special photo walk.
You need to reserve a slot by purchasing a ticket.
Venue: Near the entrance of Tana Street, Purasawalkam
Date & Time: June 10, 6 am to 8 am
Lenses: Carry Wide Angle & 35 mm lenses
Coordinators: Kirbaa Karan & Vivek
Contact No: +91 99629 83882 & 9884279501