Sadhus are Hindu holy men with specific spiritual goals. Pictured is one sadhu, just after sunrise, on the sandy eastern side of the River Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi. This area is a relatively open space within the city centre, in contrast to the western side with its many temples and ghats.
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A few short years ago, I came across this man sitting outside of his hut in a small village belonging to the Hamar tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. He had rather distinctive eyes.
At the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, India, 2019. Around 240 million people visited this event. An eclectic mix of the old, the new, the religious, and the curious. Most notable here were the thousands of sadhus (or holy men). Here is one I pictured, making his way through the confines of the festival. He reminds me of William Blake’s depiction of god in his “The Ancient of Days”. It’s unusual, I know, comparing a Hindu holy man with the Blake’s Judeo-Christian god. The visual comparison is striking; both are the Ancient of Days.
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Having explored the blue sectors of Jodhpur in India, we had a desire to explore other areas of the city, so took a walk from our hotel near Ghanta Ghar hoping to catch some interesting street scenes. This is a photo of a masked streetcleaner who was happy to have his photo taken.
Just outside of a village in Kenya, two men of the Samburu tribe apply face paint to each other. This was around the time of the Lake Turkana Festival which they would attend.