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Itinerant Musicians

Itinerant Musicians

© Dustin Aksland

New York City based Dustin Aksland is an emerging editorial and commercial photographer who recently spent five weeks photographing throughout New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Mumbai. He says, “I was most drawn to the quieter images I had taken at the beginning of my trip documenting the musicians and laborers working and roaming the harsh but beautiful Rajasthan region of India.” The attached shot was made while camping in the Thar desert. As the sun began to set every evening, musicians, dancers and snake charmers would arrive from nearby villages to perform. These two musicians are brothers who’ve been traveling and playing together since they were kids.  The other performers would leave late in the night when finished but these two brothers camped out with us for 3 nights before heading out to the next village.

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