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Mumbai born, Brooklyn based photographer Manjari Sharma is on a mission to create contemporary photographs of ancient spiritual figures. The complex and colorful visual stylings, normally rendered from the depths of mythology and the imagination, take unprecedented physical shape before Sharma’s camera lens. Her photographs, composed from scratch, measure at a whopping six feet high, their grand stature ensuring that each and every detail of the iconic figures have room to flourish in her reverent recreations.

Sharma photographed exact replications of six holy figures, including Maa Laxmi, Lord Vishnu, Maa Durga and Lord Shiva. You can learn more about Sharma and her project here.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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