Photo exhibition Monique Jansen

copyright Monique JansenIn February 2013 Monique Jansen went to North India where she was privileged to witness the Maha Khumba Mela, a huge religious gathering at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna river in Allahabad, and a third invisible mythological river called the Sarasvati. A Khumba Mela takes place every three years, but the big Mela in Allahabad last year is more legendary than Woodstock, gathered more people than the Haj and lasted longer than the Rio Carnival. During the meeting more than 100 million people participated. Most of the photos were taken at the festival, and some in nearby Varanasi, the Hindu holy city and spiritual capital.

Monique Jansen started with photography about 10 years ago and at the same time she began to travel to Asia. She soon discovered that she likes to combine three elements in her photography: light, shade and color. Her preferred topics are travel photography, portraits and social commentary.

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Where? Bib Leuven (library), Rijschoolstraat 4, Leuven
When? 9.01.2014 > 01.02.2014 12.00>18.00, closed on Sundays

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