Photographer Saurav Anuraj’s fashion photoshoot in flooded Patna goes viral

In a series of images, the model is seen posing next to submerged cars and autorickshaws

author_img R Vargese Published :  30th September 2019 12:55 PM   |   Published :   |  30th September 2019 12:55 PM

Aditi Singh

Photographer Saurav Anuraj seems to have found a creative way to capture disaster photography. Even as Bihar’s capital, Patna reeled under severe flooding, the lensman took to the streets with NIFT student Aditi Singh for a photoshoot. 

In a series of images, the model is seen posing next to submerged cars and autorickshaws, even as passersby wade through the floodwaters. While netizens were less than amused, calling the images insensitive, Saurav has come out in support of the images saying that they were meant to highlight the distress in the city. 


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In a Facebook post, Saurav said: "The intent behind the shoot was to draw public attention towards the floods of Bihar. When there are floods in other states, people from all over the country come forward to help. There isn't much mention of the floods in Bihar, in both national and international media. If you share a normal picture of a flood on social media, people see it, comment 'So Sad' and move on. I wanted people to stop and look at the pictures, so I did a photo shoot."

Aditi Singh who had for the images said that the purpose of the photoshoot was not to make fun of the people suffering from the flood.