The Photographic Journal

Gateway to Thar

Essay 277 • Feb 26th 2018

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, in Northern India, and it is located in the Thar desert. It is also known as the Blue City because of the color of many of the houses; the paint is said to repel heat and mosquitoes. The center square boasts a beautiful clocktower surrounded by vendors selling hundreds of saris in reds, oranges, pinks. The streets are crowded with women and men bargaining over the prices of raisins, cloths or bindis. There is always something to look at, something to smell, or something to hear in India, and Jodhpur is no exception.


Victoria Campa grew up in Madrid, Spain and went to school in New York City. She has been backpacking around India, Nepal and Sri Lanka for the past few months, camera in hand. She is currently focusing her lens on South America.

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