Pilgrims and Faith

PhotographerBORSON OLivier
Entry Description

In a world increasingly materialistic and pragmatic in which the constant advanced of science constantly pushing the issue of faith , I have always been struck by the intensity with which men and women continue to pray. The devotees of Hinduism are among the most fascinating. Rituals of prayer can be seen by everyone in a spirit of strong communion. This series taken between Khumb Mela Allahabad and Varanasi attempts to show how the pilgrims and their relatives remain dignified and deeply committed to their faith as they were touched by God's grace, while all around them lies the crowd and tumult ..

About Photographer

Born in 1963 (Lyon – France), Photography is a personal endeavor. I taught myself. I try to watch and learn through the work of others, to get a visual culture. I read a lot, I try to observe a lot. I did workshops too. Photography is my passion since I was 15 years. I started in astrophotography. It was very interesting, especially the attempts to take the subject and, later, to see what we made in the darkroom. I bought my first camera and started taking pictures of everything around me. I was fortunate to travel extensively first fascinated by the landscape and wildlife. I had to work hard at university so I gave up photography, too busy with my career. I wake up 7 years ago, helped to digital technology that I used a lot in my day job. I bought a first camera and start shooting, trying to improve my skills and finally found an subject that is based on my thoughts. But I am also interesting in portraits and photojournalism. I Was awarded in 2010 with a Gold Medal (nature/sunset) at Paris Photo Price (Px3) and this year with a Silver Medal (Portraiture) at at the same competition