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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