PORTFOLIO: INDIA SERIES
In the northeast of India, two holy cities attract thousands of pilgrims each year to pray, make offerings, or to pass on to the next life.
Along the west bank of the Ganges river the holy city of Varanasi awakes each morning with prayers on the ghats (steps) that lead down to the water and pilgrims taking a dip in the holy river. For Hindus, to die in Varanasi or to be cremated on the ghats assures a place in heaven.
To the east, Bodhgaya teams with followers of the Buddha drawn to the place where over 2000 years ago Siddartha attained his supreme enlightenment.
In these sacred places, time slows, the senses are drenched in incense and murmured voices and another day unfolds.