In February 2019 David set off for a long awaited adventure to document the Kumbh Mela, the most famous Hindu pilgrimage in India, and also the largest confluence of humanity in the world. He flew in to Delhi, and after arriving in the afternoon he went straight to Old Delhi to visit the Charity Bird Hospital, where he had visited before. The next day David flew to Allahabad to begin his journey to the Kumbh Mela, which defied expectations on a number of levels. After the Mela ended he took a road trip back to Delhi, visiting Lucknow and Agra, ending his trip as a guest at an Indian wedding outside of Delhi the night before returning to New York. Enjoy the journey.
Also featured is A Passage to India, a collection of work from David’s projects in different parts of India between 1995 and 2008. The Bondo, a series of portraits of women from the Bondo Tribe in Odisha, can be found in THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PROJECT.