MOTHERGODDESS

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PhotographerNEERAJ SHARMA
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Story is about relationship between human beings and river Ganga worshiped as Mothergoddess by millions of people around the globe. A spiritual relationship with a strong human desire to achieve eternal peace,prosperity,spiritual uplifting,salvation so on and so forth. In a way river Ganga being considered as a river of life,hope and fulfilment, and the medium of achievement is faith.

Story

Story is about relationship between human beings and river Ganga worshiped as Mothergoddess by millions of people around the globe. A spiritual relationship with a strong human desire to achieve eternal peace,prosperity,spiritual uplifting,salvation so on and so forth. In a way river Ganga being considered as a river of life,hope and fulfilment, and the medium of achievement is faith. In other words it is a sacred play of interactive energies where on one hand there are countless human energies full of everlasting desires and at the same time on the other hand Mothergoddess as a source of energy and a supreme energy in herself. It is an honest effort not just about capturing great photographs or clicking something that seems cute or pleasant to the eyes but an effort to externalize an internal process, to get at the essential character and composition of a reality and to authentically represent the reality of human situation. Through my photographs I tried to unfold a story-an untold story,different versions of known stories and a story retold. It is also not just about freezing a moment in time and space but about the dialogue it can have with the observer and also to provide a wider communication for the silent voices. I try to look at the diversities of life and experiences but simultaneously through my photographs i also look for the universal-the humane.

About Photographer

I am self learnt free lance photographer. I have worked on the theme Mothergoddess " River Of Spiritual Aspiration" for around eight and half years. the idea is about sacred and spiritual relationship between river Ganga in India and millions of people around the globe. The intent and the spirit of this age old relationship between both. It is an effort to visualize the inter play of energies in the form of river Gana and millions of people as devotees and other people. I have been practising photography for the last 17 years. I have used nikon d700 , d800e camera bodied and nikon 24-70(f2.08), 24-85(f4-208),35mm(f2),50mm(f1.4),80-200(f2.8)lenses for this whole story comprising thousands of photos.