Striking pictures of the faces of India

Striking pictures of the faces of India

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By Lottie Gross
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Often considered more of a continent than a country, India has a varied landscape from desert to jungle to stunning coastlines. With a population of 1.2 billion people, it was the faces of this country that captivated Jack Fillery on his latest trip. The award-winning photographer has captured a series of images that he said would portray the diversity of the people in India. He said:  “despite the chaos and its infinite cultures and personalities, everything in India feels like it belongs where it is – nothing, nor nobody seems out of place or irregular. But the balance of this harmony is in doubt, as the country struggles with its ever-evolving sense of identity and faces new challenges as it emerges as one of the world’s economic powerhouses.

“I felt the need – almost a responsibility – to capture the beauty of the ordinary and the everyday, to document the simplicity of existence in a land so steeped in romance and mythology and cultural difference.”

Here are a selection of Jack’s pictures, which can be seen in print at the Borough Barista in St James, London until July 1 2014.

Monks at dawn

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Washed away

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Splash of pink

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Rush to temple

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Prayer

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Patience

patience

Overland

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Morning chill

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Kiterunner

kiterunner

Kiteless

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Fisherman’s tale

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First light on the ghats

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Double or nothing

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Ascent

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Beggar’s belief

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All images copyright of Jack Fillery. Explore more of India using the Rough Guide to India. Book hostels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go.