Surrounded by the Himalayas, in the North of India, is the state of Himachal Pradesh, one of the least populated of the country. Far from the chaos of large urban centers, life in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh is synonymous of nature and calm, rural life and breathtaking landscapes.
Diwali (or Deepavali) is the most important holiday in India. Although it is a Hindu festival, Diwali is celebrated throughout India by members of different religions such as Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. The five-day festival honors the Indian goddess of wealth, Lakshmi who provides prosperity and abundance. In other regions, like Bengal, the Diwali is […]
In the tranquility of Cachi, in the Calchaquí Valleys, Martín Liendro turns into tissues the culture and magic of the landscapes that surround him. Born in Luracatao, province of Salta, Martin, with a slow voice, says that the loom is his passion, he learned alone, watching with infinite patience to know the whole process: from […]
During 2016, the world witnessed the dramatic increase in mass displacement caused by wars and armed conflicts, reaching unprecedented levels in history. Families from different countries leave their homes in search of peace and better living conditions. The road is hard and tragic. Life in the new countries is not easy either: lack of employment, […]
Sikhism is a religion that promotes selfless service, contributing to society and always being prepared to protect the weakest and seek equity for all. In every temple visitors of any creed are welcome and are offered free lunch and even lodging.
“In search of enlightenment” The Sadhus are a Hindu ascetic and follow the path of austerity and penance to achieve enlightenment in their way. They dedicate their existence to meditation, renouncing all material bond and in this way to avoid the cycle of reincarnation and to accede to the desired Nirvana. A Sadhu never stays […]
“The village of the mountains” Between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, on the heights of the Anatolian and the Zagros mountains, lies the Kurdish people, the most important ethnic minority in the East without its own state. This was my first contact with the Kurdish people, who from their history and their constant hospitality inspire […]
Coinciding with the first full moon of November, the holy city of Pushkar, on the shores of the Thar desert, celebrates the largest cattle fair in India, the Pushkar Mela or Camel Fair. There, for eight days, the merchants, from the desert and even more distant regions, negotiate in their camps for the best camels. […]
Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Rajput chief of the Rathore clan, the Blue City of the Thar Desert is known for the color of its houses under the Fort of Mehrangarh. The blue houses belonged to the Brahmins (a member of the priestly caste) and later the color was adopted by other castes because […]
The objective is to photograph different moments of the Calchaquí Valley´s life, moments crossed and constructed by the ritual. The Valley, a cultural landscape with unique characteristics, inspires me and invites me more and more to know its inhabitants, to know and learn more about their ancestral knowledge and their ways of life. Long term […]