Vegetable Vendor

Travel and street photographs of Varanasi Uttar Pradesh India made by Mary Catherine Messner for

Vegetable Vendor – Varanasi, India


She was selling potatoes, tomatoes and squash from a narrow ledge set just above the lane, deep in the maze of the old city. Although dressed beautifully, her eyes and hands indicated a life lived with little comfort. Unable to tell each other our stories, I still wonder about hers.


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