Kumbh Mela is a religious Hindu festival. It is held in four places in India – Allahabad, Nashik, Ujjain and Haridwar. The festival is celebrated as a pilgrimage which attracts millions of people. It is attended by all sects of the Hindu religion and hermits and sadhus. They take a dip in the river in order to wash off their sins. The Kumbh Mela is listed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
I travelled to Allahabad and photographed the Kumbh Mela in 2019. The mela was held at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It was a thrilling experience. Documenting the festival was quite challenging yet an enchanting adventure.One could simply get lost in time and photograph the event.
My photographs from the Kumbh Mela were exhibited at the FUJIFILM Studio in Suntec Singapore.
Printing for the Kumbh Mela Exhibition at FUJIFILM Studio Singapore-
I got my prints done at Brilliant Prints Singapore. They did a great job! I printed my images on canvas with a lamination (coat). No wonder professionals print their work with them.
For this exhibit I printed six photographs on canvas. They were stretched over a wooden frame and measured 104cm x 78cm each.
Kumbh Mela Photography Exhibition-
There were six images displayed in total. They included portraits of different people attending the festival, showcasing the crowd and celebration. There was another canvas with a representation of the Kumbh Mela series with a bar code that granted access to a video, which had a sneak peek of my upcoming photography book of this event.
The exhibition was held from 1 to 30 October 2020.
All the photographs were taken with the Fujifilm X Singapore GFX 50R.
The exhibition designed and curated by COCO Creative Studio.
Thank you FUJIFILM
You can also view the following-
Kumbh Mela Documentary Photography
Kumbh Mela Travel Section
Documentary Video Kumbh Mela
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