COLLECTIONS

Photographs of Friendship

Sandhya’s younger sister on a five-day pilgrimage to the Vaidhyanath Temple, one of the twelve sacred dwellings of Shiva, located in Jharkhand. Photographers on cars and motorbikes would follow pilgrims and occasionally stop with this cardboard cutout of Shiva and Parvati and offer to take a picture. She is wearing a lungi sarong over a salwar. She is holding two containers of water which she intends to carry all the way to the temple. Shah was married by then, and therefore did not go with her siblings on this pilgrimage, but she has made five pilgrimages to the temple so far.

Slide: 8/23

Related Images