Behold, The Beauty Of Pushkar's Holy Men

August 9, 2014 12:09 AM

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Behold, The Beauty Of Pushkar's Holy Men

Fall in Pushkar, the Indian pilgrimage town, is busy season. In October comes the Camel Fair, an annual event that draws thousands of tourists intrigued by the sights -- the unending herds of camels and livestock for sale, the world’s-longest-mustache contest, the dark-eyed pilgrims, so unlike beggars anywhere else in the world.

Photographer Brian Hodges turned his lens exclusively on the latter for a series of portraits shot during the 2007 fair. Rather than focusing on the obvious attractions, he examined the physiognomy of Pushkar’s many sadhus, or holy men.

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