Festivals and Rituals


Festivals and Rituals

Theyyam, specific to the Malabar region of Kerala in South India, is an ancient Hindu tradition in which the lives of the deities are interpreted through nocturnal ritual performances.
In Ladakh, in the far North of India, remote Buddhist monasteries host sacred festivals. The slow, elaborate masked dances of Hemis Tsechu festival honour the birth of the guru Padmasambhava and represent the triumph of good over evil.
The gallery Sacred India focuses on rituals and ceremonies in Varanasi, Kerala, Rajasthan and Delhi.

The oasis town of M'Hamid El Ghizlane on the edge of the Sahara in South Morocco was once the meeting place for trans-Saharan trading caravans. The Taragalte Festival celebrates the region's nomadic culture and musical traditions.

The images for Traces were made during an artistic residency with performance artist Marisa Garreffa - a collaboration exploring ritual, memory fragments and trauma.

There are photographs of productions from the Sibiu International Festival of Theatre in Romania, taken when I was the festival's Resident Photographer in 2015.

The Mali and Burkina Faso selection contains images of dance and theatre festivals, featuring artists and performances from across the African continent.