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Steve McCurry - INDIA
Nomads, Thar Desert, India, 2009
INDIA. Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 2009. Drumbeats draw a crowd as acrobats from the Nat nomadic group perform outside Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Uncounted in the census and lacking permanent housing, the traveling entertainers find it difficult to qualify for government benefits.
INDIA. Rajasthan. 2009. This is a portrait of a Nat performer. Nats are traditionally nomadic acrobats who perform feats for audiences as their livelihood. There is something spiritual about this elderly man. The red light from the fire and the henna colour in his hair give him the appearance of a m
INDIA. Rajasthan. 2009
INDIA. Ladakh. 2009. Nomad woman in headdress.
INDIA. Rajasthan. 2009. Snake charmer.
INDIA. Uttarakhand. 2009. Girl cooking.
INDIA. Rajasthan. March, 2009. A man covered in powder.
INDIA. Rajasthan. 2009. A roof overhead is new for Punkti, a shepherd's daughter.
INDIA. Gujarat. 2009. Ancestral shrine
In simple terms, the contrast between the man on the left, serenely praying,
and the fluttering flags to the right, makes for a visually arresting image.
On closer scrutiny one can see that the colour of the flags is mirrored
in the colours of the man’s pai