Stone carvings of Orissa dates back to the 9th century and was contemporary to the Kalinga school of medieval Indian architecture. The state of Orissa in India is known for its rich cultural and artistic inheritance.
Gajan is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in the Rural part of West Bengal. Gajan spans around a week, starting at the last week of Chaitra continuing till the end of the Bengali year. It ends with Charak Puja Participants of this festival is known as Sannyasi or Devotee .
India is synonymous with rich tradition and heritage of religious practices of all religions since time immemorial. Hinduism is one such practice that has grabbed the attention of the rest of the Universe because of various reasons.
Most people visiting Cuba think of only two things: Classic Cars and Cigars. Both were prominent and on display everywhere, obviously pandering to the tourism I saw there, already smothering the cityscape.
This series is a part of documentary photography project which was taken in the women ward of central prison in North Nicosia, Cyprus with the permissions from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Nicosia Central Prison Directorate.
Amongst all the changes happening in Cuba right now one thing is staying the same, owning a tattoo shop and giving tattoos are prohibited. They are the only art form in Cuba that is still highly illegal.
The project ‘burning down the house’ offers an in depth look at Berlin’s graffiti writer scene for the first time. Against the backdrop of publicly accessible and non-accessible surfaces being continually written upon
It was the 7th of December 1988 when the earthquake shoot Armenia . Gyumri and the other countries of region Shirak turned into ruins . It took 25 thousand lives . 27 years had already past but people who suffered from the disaster still live in lodges and still unemployed .
My father has been sick since I was a child. Though never close when I was little when my parents divorced I was aged 14, my brother and myself became the next of kin on the hospital forms. Over the past 9 years, we have taken him too and from hospitals, doctors appointments, specialists.
In June 2014 I travelled to Houston, Texas in the United States of America with the aim of documenting individuals working and living in a country where thousands strive to find a better life. These people are from all over the world, but largely from Central and Southern Americas, are widely referred to and labelled as undocumented immigrants.
The “China in Progress” project examines the transformation of Chinese society. In today’s capitalist world, the communist regime continues to fight to maintain its ideology and positioning without giving up the profits associated with consumer market access.
The american philosopher and writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” The secret of happiness is not the pursuit of possession but rather of giving. One who makes others happy, will become happy –
According to Hindu mythology ‘Kalappali’ is a ritual, which means sacrificing in the battlefield for ensuring victory. It was believed that whoever performed this sacrifice first and with his life in front of goddess Kali will ensure victory of his side on the battlefield.
I also note that most mannequins are manufactured locally, and I spot several places of handcrafted mannequins, by the road. I want to understand why. Why are locally made mannequins in white ? in an african country as Ivory Coast?
I think it all comes from being the north but nobody knows, originally from colder climates that make my thoughts and ways of working a solid foundation and ideology in forms. I guess that’s why I like to do certain kinds of stories.
Nepal was hit by two strong earthquakes on 25. April and 12. May 2015 and during the following months by hundreds of aftershocks. 14 hilly and mountainous districts in the central Northern parts of Nepal were heavy affected.
Also known as Thai boxing, Muay Thai is considered as the national sport in Thailand. Organized around monetary bet, the winners are rewarded by fame and fortune and successful fighters are being treated like celebrities.
We want to be normal (sane) like you. This is what they wanted from me from their world. I want to be normal, normal and normal. These are the words of the pure heart. Words coming from mind which we call to be not in control.
The White Cliffs are made of white chalk. The chalk is just like the kind used on chalkboards. Long ago, the whole place was at the bottom of a sea. Many tiny sea creatures died. They left their bones and shells there.
In Columbia the cocaine business has become less important than in past years. It is the land now, with its enourmous riches hidden in the subsoil, and the consequent lucrative management of extraction, inflaming economic interest and violence.
Storytelling tradition has found multitude of vernacular expressions in Indian life. Patachitra is a storytelling tradition of Medinipore region of Bengal in eastern India. In this unique art form, oral tradition meets the visual structures of a narrative.
Devotees from approximately 150 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the three-day Ijtema seeking divine blessings. The last day witnesses the maximum crowd with people flocking to the prayer ground for the “Akheri Munajat”.
Disappearing Home is a portrait of the East End’s English community at the start of the new century: it documents and explores its culture and traditions. The project depicts a glimpse into the everyday lives of the English people of East End
Narayan Tushar Kaudinya lives as a Filmmaker and documentary photographer. He did independent theatre and worked as an illustrator. While travelling, also learning about language and society, he taught children in northern Indian states in winters.
Not far from the iconic city of Carrara, in the heart of the Apuan Alps, and uncommonly for Italian expectations in this field, the history of this valley and its force break down any stereotypes about the world of marble, about quarriers and those who live there.
Bangladesh has more than 100 ship building yards, with most of them serving the domestic market. Dhaka Shipyard by the river Buriganga, on the outskirt of Dhaka, is one of the leading shipyards in Bangladesh.
Photographs were taken during 2014-2015 in an asylum in Belgrade, Serbia. Residents belong to different age groups, corporal and mental competence. Common to all is that they were brought to the borders of existence, some of them are on the boundary between life and death
I am old and grey. I am alone inside these four walls and I can only talk to my loneliness. My loneliness is killing me inside.I am almost imperceptible to those people, who are happy in their busy own world. Sometimes, I feel like a critter, for whom these humans had a stiff-arm.
I started to search for faces and eyes who express Desolated life, and I usually photograph people outside life . For example inside a bath house, where I made some portraits of the workers in front of their changing room in a static pose.
Conceived and built during the British Raj, India’s railway lines are still the main arteries of the country’s traffic system. In hectic, overcrowded train stations travelers fight for space inside (or even on the roof of) one of the seemingly endless trains.
On my trips to India I noticed a certain car model that was to be seen everywhere and easily transcended the boundaries between social classes. It was driven by businessmen, government officials, taxi drivers and politicians.
It was 2009 when i went first time in Kiev (capital) of Ukraine and was totally in love with this amazing country and lovely people.I think Ukrainians and Georgians has a lot of common. 2014 was the hardest and sadness year for this beautiful country
The sound of her steps breaking dry leaves disrupts the cold morning and blends with the singing birds and the rooster crow. Her bustling spirit accelerates her door-to-door movement across the modest community.
NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler’s photographs documented it with compassion and humor.
Foot binding is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. The practice possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Imperial China
ncient traditions die-hard in the highlands of Tana Toraja, a regency of the South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. Devoutly Christian, the Troajan are proud of their religion; in 2013 they were celebrating a centenary of Christianity here.
In the beginning of 1962, there was a battle between American and Vietnamese Military in the border of Vietnam and Cambodia. Huong, a 10 year old girl Cambodian, lost her family and ran away from the chaos.
The election campaigns for the German Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. It is a work about the endeavour of shading light on the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public orchestration, their success in radiate aspects of power and its fascination.
Kolkata, India: Kusthi is an ancient form of wrestling, three thousand years old. Fight clubs are rough, poor, “old school” style without new technologies, just training and sweat. And red arena, of course, because the wrestlers fight on sacred red soil.
African Photographer A profession in transition The uncertain balance of a job between two eras.Mohamed, Omar, Diallo or Siby are African and photographers. These ʻpictures catcherʼ come from Mauritania, Senegal,Guinea Conakry, Mali and Burkina Faso.
Jan Møller Hansen is a self-taught and passionate photographer, who works with social documentary. He is also a senior diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Presently, he is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.