Jonathan Kingston Collaborates on book about Pushkar Camel Fair

Cross posted from the Aurora News Blog Here

When Aurora photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dan Patitucci and Janine Patitucci, along with 7 other photographers, traveled to India to document the annual Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, they were not expecting to end up with a book. However, after seeing the collective archive of imagery created by the 10 participants, they decided to gather them into a book, titled Pushkar – Gurus, Gods and Camels, which was published by CreateSpace on March 27, 2009. To view the entire book online, or purchase a copy, visit www.gurusgodsandcamels.com.

The group of photographers traveled to Rajasthan to recharge and inspire themselves creatively among the thousands of Indian nomads, gypsies, sadhus, pilgrims, camels, and tourists who travel to the Pushkar Camel Fair annually. When asked about the resulting book, Jonathan Kingston said, “Every morning we would go our separate ways before sunrise and every evening we would meet again well after sunset for dinner and an exchange of stories from the day. One evening towards the end of the fair, another photographer on the trip suggested we pool our collective images into a book and put me in charge of the project. I immediately deferred my new-found responsibilities to the Patitucci’s, who wrangled the images from each photographer, and spearheaded the production of the book. This project goes to show that spontaneous creativity happening collectively can be a powerful force.”

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Image by Jonathan Kingston

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Images by Janine Patitucci (left) and Dan Patitucci (right)

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Image by Dan Patitucci

View more work by Jonathan KingstonJanine Patitucci and Dan Patitucci at Aurora Photos.

One thought on “Jonathan Kingston Collaborates on book about Pushkar Camel Fair”

  1. Dear Sir or Madam
    I have been searching for a small group to join for a photographic tour, preferably with tutor, for this year’s Pushkar Camel Fair. Do you happen to be leading any groups, or can you otherwise suggest any?
    With kind regards

    Kiley Rogers

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