The second collection of photographs comes from the Gangasagar mela held on Sagar Island situated in the Bay of Bengal. Sagar Island is normally a quiet rural island of small villages but for a few days in January each year it becomes home to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims as they flock to bathe at the last place in India where the Ganges flows into the sea.
The third collection of work comes from the pilgrimage to climb Sri Pada or Adams Peak, a holy mountain in Sri Lanka. Adams Peak is a multi faith pilgrimage site as Christians, Hindus and Buddhists climb the 5,500 steps up the mountain in the dark to witness the sunrise from the top.
John Williams info
John has exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions at Photospace Gallery since 2004, the first being his solo show 'Domestic Bliss, part I' in 2004. He has also exhibited at Photospace as part of the Exposed Photography collective.
Master of Education (Adult Education) (Massey University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Adult Education) (Massey University)
Bachelor of Design (Hons) (Photography) (Massey University)
Advanced Photographic Certificate (Wellington Polytechnic)
Professional Photographic Certificate (Wellington Polytechnic)