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ALBUM: Faces of India

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.

ALBUM: WORLD PEACE AND PRAYER DAY 2012 – RIO +20

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.


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World Peace and Prayer Day 2012 – 21st of June 2012

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“It’s everyday life for us that we hold Grandmother Earth sacred, we hold the trees and the plants, everything has a spirit. We need people to be really respectful for each other. The Great Spirit put us here all together. If we’re going to survive, we need to have spirit and compassion. On June 21 we’re asking people to go to their sacred places or sacred spaces to pray.” Chief Arvol Looking Horse” 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

The Sacred New Earth Gathering will be an intereligious gathering that will happen in Aldeia Nova Terra as part of the  part of the various meetings and celebrations that are to be held parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil this upcoming month of June. In this gathering a very special ceremony will be held on the June 21st to Celebrate World Peace and Day with Chief Arvol Looking Horse spiritual leader of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota nations and several Brazilian indigenous elders and spiritual leaders of different traditions. The intention is to promote the worldwide celebration of the Global Peace and Prayer Day on June 21st, the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1996 until now Chief Arvol Looking Horse traveled to different parts of the world to perform this ceremony on June 21 to promote this day as World Peace and Prayer by making a call for people to honor their sites and Mother Nature with sacred ceremony.