Rickshaw Wallah Looked Back

Rickshaw wallah looking back
Shot in the city of Berhampore, India Tetsu Ozawa

The rickshaw wallah turned around and did a safety check

The rickshaw wallah, who was peddling the cycle-rickshaw, looked back. His face was just visible through the hole in the hood. It looked like he was doing a safety check to make a turn in the road.

While there are many cycle rickshaws on the road in India, most of them are simply a seat attached to the back of a bicycle. There is no turn signal, and usually there is no side mirror to check the back of the bike.

So, when changing lanes or making a turn, the rickshaw men have to shake their head like the man in this photo to see what's behind them. Well, maybe it's a bicycle, so if they happen to have an accident, it won't be a catastrophe. But the safety of the cycle rickshaw was pretty primitive.

JP

Where is Berhampore?

PHOTO DATA

No

6715

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

August 15, 2012

Place

Berhampore, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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