‘This series of photographs has evolved from a Hindu pilgrimage I undertook on foot. Having collected holy water from Gomukh, the source of the Ganga in Uttarakhand, I wandered through old pedestrian routes in the Himalayas following the path of the river. Walking through the landscape, I encountered pilgrims and devotees, some who were travelling, others settled along the banks of the river seeking enlightenment in one way or another. This body of work explores the spiritual seeker.’
Nishant Shukla (b.1982) grew up living between the U.K, India and Saudi Arabia. He received a first class honors degree in Photography & Digital Imaging in 2008 and along with it the ‘Vice Chancellors’ Award’ from the University of West London to pursue an MA in Photography. Begun in 2011, Seeking Moksha is a work in progress.