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Project title : Abstract

 

Pilgrimage is always a personal experience which involves intimate feelings of change. The transformative effects of pilgrimage are celebrated in many cultures and form an integral part of the religious-mythic construct. Clarity and overcoming are, in my personal experience, the most important part of any pilgrimage. This is what I attempt to represent in the photo-series. The black dots covering the face represent lack of clarity, impurity and distress. As the pilgrimage progresses, these dots are quarterly removed, leaving the face to emerge from behind the original opaque image. The images, therefore, serve as no more than a representation of the intangible effects of pilgrimage.

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