India / 1999

Festival of Holi

Holi, the festival of colours, is a celebration of spring, of death and rebirth, a time of emotional, mental and physical cleansing; it marks the end of the winter, a time to make amends and the triumph of good over evil. It is also a fabulously orchestrated 10 daylong rendition of the age-old pious love affair between Krishna, the blue-skinned Hindu God of Love, and his beautiful consort Radha. Going from village to village, I traveled to Barsana, Nandagow, Mathura, and Baldev, following the re-enacting of a ceremony so old that it has its roots in a mythology lost in time.

God Save the Ganges

God Save the Ganges is a photo-essay inspired by the physical reality of pollution of the Sacred River Ganges and the Spiritual Devotional Force it embodies.


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