These pictures are part of the work entitled “Faces of India” taken during a journey to the heart of this facinating country during the months of December 2009 to March 2010. It was in this period that I participated various religious and cultural festivals and in order to portray the color and spirit of its people and culture. Among other I participated in the Kartikai Deepam Festival in Tiruvanamalai in the state of Tamil Nadu; in the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and the Shivaratri festival in Varanasi, the Holy City of Shiva.
This album features my photographic exploration of the Indigenous People’s march on June 21s 2012 during the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the activities a very spacial ceremony was held to celebrate World Peace and Prayer day with Chief Arvol Looking Horse,19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and world renowned activist and spiritual leader.
In early January I traveled to Colombia to participate in the Call of the Mountain 2012, a unique gathering held in Atlantida Ecovillage, Cajibío municipality, Colombia (7-13 of January 2012). An amazing gathering of environmental activists, ecovillagers, permaculturists and visionaries from around the world, the Call of the Mountain was simultaneously the First Iberoamerican (Spanish and Portuguese speaking) Ecovillage Gathering, First Colombian Vision Council, and the VI Colombian Gathering of Ecovillages and Alternative Communities.