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This is India.

Nomads in Rajasthan, ganja smoking sadhus in Gujarat. Red painted faces in Jaipur's Holi festival. Crowded streets of Kolkata and its smoky garbage dump.
Women with pots on their heads and rings in noses. Tattoos and scars. Strong colours and shadows. Policemen and beggars, festivals and suffering.

Raw life.

And lots of funny animals too.

From the preface :

This book is a selection of nearly 120 photographs from India. In most cases , they were chosen to be viewed together, as presented on neighbouring pages.

Always close, emotional and personal. This is visual essay, closer to a tale from 1001 nights than raw geographical documentary presenting temple after temple and event after event. It is supposed to be visual feast and stimulation of senses rather than boring lesson. Enjoy.

About the author :

Światosław Wojtkowiak
Based in Poznań, Poland.

Photographer and traveller.

Experience :

CNN Traveller , National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller,
Newsweek, Globtroter, Poznaj Świat, Fotokurier, Dziennik Polski, Voyage,
Max Magazine, Survival International, ADRA , FAO , Lonely Planet, Faces Magazine,
MK Tramping , Tyskie , Masomo Project , Global Trade Watch.

nygus

About the Author

Światosław Wojtkowiak
nygus Poland

Photographer based in Poznań, Poland and working in developing countries, mainly Africa and Asia.

work online:

www.nygus.info
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nygus/

represented by : The Wide Angle ( thewideangle.com )

Światosław Wojtkowiak ( born 1979 )

Experience :
CNN Traveller , National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Newsweek, Globtroter, Poznaj Świat, Fotokurier, Dziennik Polski, Voyage, Max Magazine, Survival International, ADRA , FAO , Lonely Planet, Faces Magazine,
MK Tramping , Tyskie , Masomo Project , Global Trade Watch.

Awards :
National Geographic photo competition 2006 , IIIrd prize , category people.
National Geographic photo competition 2007 , Ist prize, category people and Grand Prix.
People and Planet International Photo competition, Australia 2008 , IInd prize.
Grand Press Photo 2009 nominee.

Group exhibitions :
“Afrykamera” , Warszawa / Sopot / Szczecin , 2007
“Kolosy 2007” , Centrum Gemini , Gdańsk , 2008.
”Protest”, Charnwood Museum, Queens Park,

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