India and the Four AbodesWanderings on the Char Dham pilgrimage
Black and White photographs by Kim Eugene Hood
The Char Dham (The Four Abodes) is the most important Hindu pilgrimage in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal section of the state of Ultarakhund, the circuit consists of the four sites-Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedranath and Badrinath. For centuries, saints and pilgrims in their search for the divine have walked these vales.In the fall of 2008 I traveled to India and was fortunate to be able to journey to this special region. I saw India as a very unique, welcoming and familiar experience.
Artist Statement: There are moments when life gently pushes against our chests. When the rush, stress and blur stop for a moment.Our senses come together and we pause, realizing our impermanence.For some of us, this sensation becomes an obsession.
Kim Eugene Hoodwww.kimhoodphotography.com