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April 13, 1980 - Image 12

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Page 4-Sunday, April 13; 1980-The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily-Sunda
(from page 1)
A break from school, particularly one
purpose, was very appealing. The
alone through India, Nepal, and Sriw
my mind. The more that I thought a
the more I realized how very little I1
could only vaguely envision what t
poverty and heat, spirituality and va
I imagined the people would know
culture as I did of theirs.
The beauty I saw in the simpler,
of these people has left a profound
While touring the land, everyday scer
way remarkable. A Hindu woman
from a sacred cow. An old lady is cars
back during their pilgrimage to Muk
Himalayan peaks. I asked a mar
beggars. He smiled calmly and sugg
will make you feel better." The pur
was not only to absorb these new cult
but specifically to capture them with
capture the rhythms between the pe
mediate surroundings. My interest i
increased steadily since the age of 1
began printing in my first darkroon
the most important and challenging
The pictures here are a partial
periment, and each offers informatio
the subjects. At the Red Fort in
without legs sells bubble kits to peol
seen them before. A child grins eng
camera on an empty beach in Sri
viewed from within a restaurant in
Himalayan foothills. Hindus make
Ganges riverbanks. Huge statues lin
way of the Meenakshi Temple in Mat
all contain slices of life that were som
Maybe they can communicate simil
viewers as well.
Marc Sommers is a Residential College

Story and pictures by Marc Sommers

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