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GHAYAS UDDIN  

Ghayas Uddin, a father of three, started working with the kamra-e-faoree about forty years ago when he was ten years old. He learnt the trade from his father who was also a kamra-e-faoree photographer, and stopped only a year previous as it was becoming more and more difficult to find materials. Nowadays, Ghayas makes digital portraits on the street using a small digital camera and a portable printer. Before he could show us his camera, Ghayas had to resurrect it from the dusty backroom of the photoshop outside of which he works, and had to make some minor repairs. He doesn't miss the kamra-e-faoree, he says. Digital is better, and it's easier to use.