Travis Tank on Shooting the Kumbh Mela in India

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All images by Travis Tank. Used with permission.

Most folks have trouble dedicating themselves to a photography project, but photographer Travis Tank’s story of going to India to capture portraits at the world’s largest spiritual gathering is quite incredible. The event happens every 12 years in India and is an extremely sacred one for many of the religious folks. Travis emphasizes bringing only the essentials to something like this, but as we all know, there is a lot more to creating a great photograph besides the gear.

We talked to Travis about the inspiration one gets from a new land and navigating the communication barrier.

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