Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Misha Masek, Devout Sadhu, 2014
Misha Masek, Devout Sadhu
Misha Masek, Gypsy Eyes, 2014
Misha Masek, Gypsy Eyes
Misha Masek, Camel Herding a sunrise, 2014
Misha Masek, Camel Herding a sunrise
2016 Open Exhibition

Misha Masek
A Displaced Pendulum and Cultural Views on Equilibrium: An Investigation of Ancient Faith in the Sacred Sands of Rajasthan

May 1–31, 2016
Boehmer Art Space
93 Ossington Ave

Exploring India’s sacred dunes reveals a vibrant culture that has flourished since the Stone Age. Nomadic tribes possessing an ancient alliance with nature once gathered to trade an astonishing 50,000 camels, while painted Sadhu converged to bathe in the holy waters of the Pushkar Ghats. The region’s most prominent camel herders believed that the Hindu god Shiva gave them the responsibility to rear camels. Their relationship was considered sacred, but the tides have since changed.

Curated by Paul Boehmer

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.