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A. Abbas A day after its puja, devotees drown a statue of DURGA, the Bengali avatar of goddess KALI, in the HOOGLY river (local name of the GANGES). Kolkata. West. Bengal. India. 3. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos

“Gods I’ve Seen – Travels among Hindus” is latest in Abbas‘s transcendent series of books on major world religions, featuring ritualistic elements – wind, water, earth, and fire, magic, the spiritualism of animals – to explore the mysteries of the Hindu faith. Shot over three years in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bali, Abbas’s images examine the enigmatic beliefs of sub-sects such as Sikhs and Jains, alongside the everyday life of Hindus, and extend beyond his characteristic black-and-white work to include a series of colour photographs – in his words: ‘In India, colour was a temptation I couldn’t resist.’

On the 1st of October, 2016, Abbas will do a talk about his travel at the MK2 Bibliothèque in Paris. A book signing session will follow the talk and the exclusive projection of his peregrination in India. Booking your seat before the event is recommended.

Gods I’ve Seen – Travels among Hindus
Format: Hardcover
Size: 29 x 21,4 cm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 224
Publisher: Phaidon, 2016