Did you google something today? Did you notice the google doodle today?
Google, the search engine giant, today acclaimed India’s first woman photojournalist, Homai Vyarawalla, on Saturday with a doodle on her 104th birth anniversary.
Homai was Born on December 9 of 1913 in Gujarat, Vyarawalla lived her childhood travelling to places with her father’s travelling theatre company. She did her studies at Bombay University and the Sir J. J. School of Art and later got married.
She learned camera basics and the photography from her husband and decided to pursue photography as a career at that time when the idea of working women was a taboo for society.
She captured the birth and growth of a new nation through the lens of her camera. Celebrating the life of India's first female photojournalist – Homai Vyarawalla. #GoogleDoodle https://t.co/aPgdkgAp7y pic.twitter.com/pGRQAI49ha
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) December 9, 2017
Started her career in 1930s, at the time of World War II, she started working with Bombay-based ‘The Illustrated Weekly of India‘ magazine. Many of her black and white clicks got published in the magzine which later got recognition.
” Homai Vyarawalla was awarded with the second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2011. “
Eventually her photographs got recognition nation wide!
We need more such women today when there are almost equal opportunities for women!
Homai is and will always be remembered!