Holy Men: Portraits Of Indian Sadhu’s By Photographer Joey L.

When Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L. isn’t taking professional photos of celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito or Jessica Chastain, he engages in personal photographic projects. One such project was his journey to India to connect with the sadhus, or holy men, living in Varanasi.

Flamboyant Mixed Media Paintings by Archan Nair

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Archan Nair is a New Delhi based visual artist, illustrator and Art Director who specializes in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. Before becoming a full time artist, he was involved with fashion and various entrepreneurial ventures, themes which find themselves woven through his dynamic pieces. He began painting in 2006 as a 24 year old and today mixes both digital media and physical paint into his work.

Exotic Animals In Beautiful Indian Palaces

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From the time of her life changing journey to Rajasthan, India in 2008 until now, photographer Karen Knorr’s work has shifted from playful themes of power towards the upper caste systems in Northern India. She explores “Rajput and Mughal cultural heritage and its relationship to questions of feminine subjectivity and animality.” The series, called India Song, features gorgeous animals in some of the most elegant rooms of palaces, mausoleums , temples and holy sites throughout Rajasthan. The architecture itself is strikingly detailed and often vibrant, but the with the contrast of live exotic animals, the scenes become breathtaking.

500 Santa Clauses Sand Sculpted in India


If you are wondering where Santa is, just go to the beaches of Puri, India. World renowned sand sculpture artist Sudarsan Pattnaik and 30 of his pupils have constructed a massive sand installation featuring 500 Santas of all sizes and one big Jesus with a message to the world: “Go green, save earth.

India: A Colorful Country in Black & White

India is unlike any other country in the world. Boasting over 1.2 billion people in a country only 1/3 the size of the United States, it is a place of many cultures, environments and fascinations. Constantly changing yet steady, India cannot be contained in a box. Indeed one has to travel, experience and spend more than a few weeks there to truly experience what this unique place has to offer.

Meet the World’s Biggest Albino Family

Being born albino is a difficult fate for anyone, with the side effects of increased sensitivity to light and poor vision that go hand in hand with the condition, but for this Indian family of 10, the prejudice has been the hardest part. In Southern India, the Pullan family faced much hardship and prejudice, so they moved to the more diverse and accepting city of Delhi, where they are often mistaken for foreigners and called “angrez” which means English. In spite of the adversity they’ve faced, Mother Mani Pullan considers their condition “a gift from God.” The family of 10 albinos will soon be replacing a Canadian-American family of 6 for the title of “World’s Biggest Albino Family” in the record books.

Countdown to India’s First Biennale of Art!

Preparations are well under way for what will be India’s first Biennale of contemporary art: Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012. Kicking off on 12/12/12 and running for 3 months, the event looks to be a watershed moment in the artistic expression of the country; in fact, it will be the largest contemporary art event to ever take place in India. Already, a large selection of artists from India and around the world are working on projects for display at the event, which takes place in the historic city of Kochi, Muziris and the surrounding islands.

Ten Rupees: A Vibrant Collection of Photos from India

Earlier this year, photojournalist Kevin Goss-Ross took a family vacation to India; he shares with us the fascinating story of his travels along with a gorgeous collection of photographs to document his journey. The artificially lit photographs were featured in an exhibition called “Life and Death Between Chai.” Freelance photographer Goss-Ross prefers the use of artificial light because most of his photos are imagined in his head beforehand so they are purposefully and meticulously staged. Currently residing in Durban, South Africa, Goss-Ross is greatly influenced by music. Some of the images from this collection are available for purchase from the photographer’s online portfolio.

The Streets of Varanasi- A Photographic Journey

Regarded as one of the most sacred cities in the world by the Hindus, Varanasi, historically known as Benares, has been touted as “older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together” by Mark Twain. The Ganges River runs through the heart of Varanasi and many Hindus take pilgrimages to bathe in the sacred river, washing themselves of their sins. Fascinated with the people in one of India’s oldest cities, James Hotham, a photographer from Bath, England, began a project in January 2012 photographing the communities living along and behind the riverfront.

A Growing Ink Blot Map of World Population Density

Most of our world maps are created with geographic and legal boundaries dictating how they are drawn… it’s highly useful for getting around the block, but hardly tells the whole tale of what is going on. What really matters much of the time? It’s all about where the people are… and this map shows only that.