Officially, the archipelago of the Azores was discovered by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century.The first inhabitants of these islands brought with them ancient practices, whose rituals, religious or non-religious, are still practiced in a more or less pure manner
In the introductory text of the first part of this series, kindly published by Dodho magazine, I wrote that I had started this work in 1998. However, in reviewing my file, I noticed that I started it in 1995.
Kavadi Aatam or carrying the burden and piercings to inflict pain is a ritual traditionally observed by the people of the state of Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora around the world. It can be seen during the Thaaipusam festival in certain ghettos of Mumbai where people
The pictures explore the themes of relationship between the people and Neva River. On the one hand the attitude of people to the Neva River with each year becomes more and more aggressive and consuming.
The haka is the warrior-like dance performance made famous worldwide by the New Zealand’s rugby team, the All Blacks. Nevertheless, its meaning goes well beyond the world of sport. Being one of the most ancient, yet alive, Māori traditions, it is a way to express a wide range of feelings in several different occasions.
Backroom, also known as dark room, is a partially or completely darkened place which can be found in some gay bars, nightclubs, saunas or even sex shops. Its idea is to provide their customers with a possibility of unfettered, free sex, often with unknown people.
Marina is the longest natural urban beach of India, along the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the major attractions in Chennai, India. Marina Beach is full of activity in the early morning hours and in the evenings.
After graduating from university in my home town, I moved to St. Petersburg. Like many new arrivals, I needed to rent a place stay. Since I usually rented rooms in shared apartments, the fate of staying in a communal apartment did not pass me by.
“how was your day?” collects scenes from kindergarten life of children. With this project I show parents what their kids do when they aren’t around. I tried to create imaginary space for parents to observe kids and their daily life in an unmonitorred space the kindergarten is.
Two decades after Nelson Mandela was elected, and after the much lauded peace and reconciliation process, racial tension in South Africa is still a major issue. Many believe that the country has become more divided as the economy
In Purulia Chhau dancers wear large stylised masks while performing and hence the evolving of Chhau Mask making. This dance form is predominantly seen in the states of Odissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand
For photographers, food markets are always a tempting place to shoot with their bounties of colors, shapes, textures and people. Over the years, I have visited a large number of food markets in various parts of the world including many in India.
From 3 to 5 February Catania honors Agata. Three days of cult, devotion, folklore and traditions that are not found anywhere else in the world.
St Agatha’s day, the most important religious festival in the city.
I grew up with this around the corner market “Piata Flavia”, and it was always a lot of fun to go there with the hope that maybe, this time, I can find that “golden fish”, meaning something useful and as cheap as possible.
Merry-go-rounds have been existing for nearly 400 years now – whether on the Oktoberfest, the Cannstatter Wasen or on Stegener Markt, a market nearby Bruneck, a small town in South Tyrol, close to the Austrian border.
The festival of Sant’ Agata is the most important religious festival to take place in the city of Catania in Sicily. It is celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the city, and is one of the most biggest Catholic religious holidays
Story from the South is my effort to record my born city, a small city located on the south coast of Java. Born, grew up, and spent my adolescence life there makes me know every corner of the city as I know my own body.
Trinidad and Tobago is known as an oil rich twin island state in the Caribbean with a diverse population. Today, composed of largely Indo- and Afro-Trinidadians, we have been rated among the happiest countries in the world.
Flyover Country, the moniker given to the middle part of America that so many people view as boring that it is simply flown over while going from one coast to the other, to places where much more interesting things happen.
«Between The Mountains» revolves around isolation and alienation, with the alpine scenery of Austria as a backdrop. The location is not a coincidence. In the winter, low elevation of the sun leaves many Austrian valleys in darkness
In modern Russian society, where there is a cult of youth, beauty and overconsumption, the old are left behind.The aged person is associated in the collective consciousness rather with poverty, disability and abandonment than with welfare, peace and love.
This story is about my grandmother. She is now 90 years old. She has 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. This story shows how one person is able to pull together a large family and keep love in this family for many years.
What does it mean to survive, and what are we surviving from? With all people, in all different walks of life, we are survivors. Some are survivors from wars past and present, others from devastation, hardships, miseries, and misfortune; either physical, emotional, or mental.
“Chhath” is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival of prayer and purity observed with somberness and strict discipline. The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.