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Photo Award for Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels

Nov 26, 2013

Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels receive the German Photo Book Prize 2014. Their publication "Heiliges Indien" documents and explains religious life in India.

Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels receive the German Photo Book Prize 2014 in Silver. The German Photo Book Prize (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis) is awarded by the Association of German Book Publishers (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) in the three categories Gold, Silver and Nominees. The Prize does not come with a pursue but all awarded titles will be displayed at ten international conventions in Paris, Buenos Aires, Abu Dhabi, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, Istanbul, New Delhi, Beijing and Moscow.

In their book "Heiliges Indien", Amit Pasricha and Axel Michaels document and explain the manifold religious life in India. The photographer took pictures not only at temples, mosques and monasteries, but also during prayers, sacrificial offerings and religious festivals. Axel Michaels provided background information about religions in India as well as explanatory texts to the images. The book "Heiliges Indien" - 192 pages, available via Amazon - was published by Edition Panorama in 2012.

Amit Pasricha is one of the leading panorama photographers in India, who became known for his documentations of the architecture and society of his country. His works were exhibited in India, New York and London. In 2008, he received the Indian Tourism Award for his book "Monumental India".

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels is Co-Director of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" and Head of the Department of Classical Indology at Heidelberg University's South Asia Institute. His fields of research include Ethno-Indology, Ritual studies, Social and Legal History of Hinduism, Cultural History and Religion of South Asia. 


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