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THE TRUE COLOURS OF HOLI
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THE TRUE COLOURS OF HOLI

Meet Karine. This French lawyer pleaded in criminal jury trials for years. One day, to dream away a little, she tries her hand at photography. Between her job and her passion, a logic soon appears. A plea shows the audience a case is not as black or white as they thought. Photography too can shed some light on human beings, coming to their rescue and defending social values. A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Each of her pictures, in turn, tells a story…

Borrowing her lens and skills, we wanted to show you another side of Holi. This festival of colours is one of the oldest in India. No disproportionate zoom here to capture waves of green, orange, blue or red pigment, sparking a few seconds in the light, this mist offering harmony, optimism, joy and love as it rains down. You are not likely to see any tourist in the the streets of Barsam or the houses in Vrindavan. In the North of India, the celebrations are all about Krishna, in the South, Kama. Wandering through these traditional villages, joining a round dance or led by the hand by the local women, Karine offers, through her pictures, a wonderful dive into the life of these hamlets. See these as an ode to happiness, spring, renewal – everything the spirit of Holi shares around. During these two days of full moon, as the notions of barriers and casts fade away, only the sacredness of fertility and joy remain…

Discover more pictures on Karine’s Instagram account

Photo credit : Karine Bizard

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