Art

'Photography of Place' exhibit offers a view of the world with and without us

'Photography of Place' exhibit offers a view of the world with and without us

In 2014, photographer Caleb Cain Marcus finished his 1,569-mile pilgrimage along the Ganges River, winding through India and Bangladesh with a camera that captured foggy landscapes, milk-white skies and thousands of locals who worshiped the river.

Starting in Gangotri, India, a Hindu pilgrim town perched on the snowcapped Himalayas where the river originates as a narrow stream, and ending 44 days later in the Bay of Bengal, Marcus followed the Ganges on foot and by boat. The New York-based artist’s resulting photos celebrate the sacredness of the Ganges, a river locals believe is a spiritual lifeline to the Hindu goddess Gaṅgā: In the image “Humans, Earth, Water and Space,” on...

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