“This is India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a thousand nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition…” —Mark Twain, Following the Equator, 1897
India is beautiful. And complicated. And beautiful. Oh, I said that.
My first trip to India yielded an amazing adventure, a handful of photographs I am proud of and some questions. A lot of questions. I’ll be back next year, March 2017, with a small group of photographers looking for answers. Or maybe just asking more questions. I invite you to join us. The dates and itinerary are still being finalized but if you think you might be interested, please contact me and I will make sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, you can see some of my favorite images from this incredible experience in my India gallery
Brahmin priests release rose petals at the culmination of the Aarti ceremony in Varanasi
Young Hindu priests in training