“The faces of Sri Lanka’’ is a work born last summer after my journey to the old island of Ceylon. Since I was a child I was attracted by the … Read More
“The faces of Sri Lanka’’ is a work born last summer after my journey to the old island of Ceylon. Since I was a child I was attracted by the stories told by my uncle Father Catalano, a Jesuit in mission over 60 years in Sri Lanka, and I have been waiting for the moment in my life to visit this country.
This project is an attempt to tell through pictures the essences, the scents and the many contradictions of this land passing through people and their way of living. I try to represent places through their anthropological elements and the point of view of common people. From the slums along the canals of Colombo to the women working in tea plantations of Hill Country, from the tamil fishermen to the ‘’mahout’’ of Pinnawela, from Buddhists to Muslims, each face of man tells his own story and a particular way to read the world.
In the end the effect is the triumph of the ‘’different’’, a multitude of various, religions, customs, traditions in the same place. The proof that sometimes diversities live well together in harmony: biodiversity is a richness. Read Less