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Paying respects, Varanasi, 2019. A river is all that accepts all. It is from here that life receives rhythm, it is here the ancestors are remembered. A precious offering or the froth of a soap, it receives without question; for what it receives, it returns in kind. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #kumbhmela

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Hawker at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, 2019. Festivals are many things. But those who celebrate it the most are those to whom it is a matter of livelihood. Hawkers, sellers and vendors wait patiently for the festival to begin; for the pilgrims and devotees to arrive in search of something divine. Photo by @dantom _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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At the Dhobi Ghat, Lucknow, 2019. Photo by @ioegreer _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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Portrait of a devotee, Varanasi, 2019. Photo by @dantom _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #Varanasi

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Into the horizon, Kumbh, 2019. Faith moves all. But underlying faith is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Underlying all faith is a fundamental desire to believe in something better - a tomorrow, an afterlife. Underlying all faith is hope. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #hiddengems #Allahabad

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Kites and Gods, Varanasi, 2019. People often look for the sacred within the closed confines of temples. They fail to notice that it is all around them - tales and stories that breathe life into mere objects. As the old adage on the omnipresence of gods goes, ‘in a pillar, and in the tiniest of straws' Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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By the burning ghats, Varanasi, 2019. Cities rise and fall, seasons come and go, trees blossom and wither. Everything that begins must end before it can begin again. It is in the constant ebb and flow that life thrives. It is in this acceptance that Indian philosophies emerge. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #Varanasi

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Morning by the Yamuna River, Agra, 2019. Celebration of nature pervades every aspect of Indian ethos. The interconnectedness between nature and the self is acknowledged and from this knowledge is born a casual reverence. From a tiny bug to gargantuan creatures, everything roams free in the Indian mythical realm—an embellishment of our everyday life. Photo by @dantom _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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A moment of respite at a flower market, New Delhi, 2019. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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Looking into a mirror, Varanasi, 2019. Across faiths, the sacred is remembered with certain everyday practices. Foreheads smeared with a vermillion dot, prayers mumbled on passing a place of worship, it is in these simple acts that the existence of divinity is acknowledged in India. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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Walking towards the holy confluence, Kumbh Mela, 2019. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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By the river, Varanasi, 2019. Thoughts are water. The wavering tides of a restless sea. Pure and fierce like a coursing wild stream. The constant ripples of a streetside puddle. The perennial flow of a river that nurtures and destroys. Often, thoughts leave us with a sense of childlike wonder, like the ephemerality of a morning’s dew. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #water

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In the flower market, New Delhi, 2019. Acts of kindness await no grandness or ceremony. Passing on hope, reassurance, and joy, they ebb away gently into oblivion. Like a wilted flower remembered only by the faint fragrance that it leaves behind. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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A priest during the evening pooja, Varanasi, 2019. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #Varanasi

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In the labyrinth of Bada Imambara, Lucknow, 2019. Encompassing all, nothingness eludes us. Lingering beyond our grasp, it unsettles us.To fill the void, we seek meanings. We reach out and make something out of the seeming emptiness, moved by the desire to reverse the essential impermanence of all. Photo by @_gabrielflores _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad , embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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Devotees bathing at the holy confluence, Kumbh Mela, 2019. The mist of early hours linger. Thousands have arrived from afar just for the impending moment. Murmurs and prayers disturb the dense fog. One by one, they enter the biting cold waters of the three rivers. At that moment, moved by an inexplicable faith, they all become one with an ancient myth - with the holy confluence. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad , embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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Temporary bridges, Kumbh Mela, 2019. The Indian way of life designates certain spaces like temples and religious towns as those of utmost importance. Known as thirthas—crossing places or thresholds—these spaces, like the makeshift bridges that come up during Kumbh, are believed to connect the ordinary with the divine. Photo by @ioegreer _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with Hasselblad, embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India #Allahabad

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Waiting for the prayer call, Kannauj, 2019. Amidst the hurried everyday life, the ritual of prayer offers for most Indians, a time and place to sit and relax—to recede unto oneself and seek refuge in the serenity of an intimate and personal act. Photo by @jeremysnell _______________________________________________ To seek the sacred in India is to enter a labyrinth that leads nowhere and everywhere. It was to document this elusive idea that we, in collaboration with @hasselblad , embarked on an epic road trip from Delhi to Varanasi along with @dantom , @_gabrielflores , @jeremysnell and @ioegreer who rendered their unique perspectives in capturing the festival of Kumbh—the pilgrimage considered to be the largest human gathering in the world. . . . . . . . . . . #Kamalan #IndianTravelCraftsman #India

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