The Maria Tribe

In Chhattisgarh, India, my lens focused on the Maria tribe, a people whose holistic beliefs merge with nature. This chapter, a part of my broader project "Youth of Land", involved me immersing myself in nomadic tribe cultures for over a decade. 

The Maria allowed me to explore both the visible and invisible aspects of their culture, deeply resonating with my journey. Their holistic beliefs, in harmony with nature, helped me grasp the essence of the sensible world, a subtle balance between materiality and anagogic aspects of existence. This journey was a quest for understanding, a dialogue between their world and my own story, blending tangible exploration with the contemplation of life's intangible mysteries.

The Maria Tribe, India 2022