An Australian photographer displayed her collection of photographs from her recent trip to North India that showcases the different shades of the country.

An English teacher by profession, Susan Blick, who has settled in New Zealand, has made five trips to India in the last few years. She gave a glimpse of her photography in the recently held exhibition ‘Encounter India’ at Studio 541 on Mt Eden Road on October 29.

“I visited Delhi, Agra, and a few other cities in North India, and it was such a mixture of colours,” Blick said. I could capture the festivity, the music, the vibrant nature of the cities, and at the same time, I found the silent, black and white shades of the place.”

Her collection captures people drenched in colours on Ganesh Chaturthi, the busy streets of Paharganj in New Delhi, two men smoking on the empty streets of the city, the refurbished minars (towers) of the Taj Mahal in Agra, people taking dip in the holy water of the Ganges, children playing at the compound an NGO in Dehradun, and more.

“Every visit is a treat to my eyes and food to my soul. Every frame, every picture has a thousand stories to tell. I can’t get enough of India. There is so much to explore and experience,” said Blick.

The photographer received several accolades for her work, both in Australia and New Zealand. She was also awarded the 2015 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year (Landscape category).

The exhibition will be held again on November 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and November 6 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Studio 541, in Mt Eden.