An honest day’s work. Vitthal Mhavuskar works in the fields and forests of Carambolim-Sattari in northeast Goa. This post is an addition to the Faces of Goa series.
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Life in the sub-Arctic North. Some years ago a ferocious storm left me Stranded in Strandir. There is only one track into and out of the area, and in the winters it is cleared once a week unless there is an emergency. Photographers out shooting in snowstorms are not considered an emergency unless there is […]
Rhythms of the Goan monsoon. This photo essay depicts a salient aspect of Goan village life during the monsoon season: cultivation of the paddy fields. Monsoon skies in Goa during July are typically featureless grey. Replacing them in Photoshop with ‘dramatic’ skies – a suggestion I have heard from people who have never experienced the […]
Characters from an earlier time. These portraits from 2007 have a common attribute: they depict a type of men and life in rural Goa that has now receded. These villagers typically lived their whole lives within the small radius of their settlements, living off the land, and for the most part oblivious to the larger […]
Remembering a distinguished son of Goa. Today is the birth anniversary of Abbé Faria (May 31, 1756 – Sep 20, 1819), a pioneering researcher in the field of hypnotism. Pace Franz Mesmer, Faria recognized that the agency of hypnosis is the power of suggestion. Abbé Faria was born in the coastal village of Candolim in […]