Discovering Ganesh

A multimedia exhibition, a photography book, and an educational website about the Hindu deity Ganesh


Project Background

It started many years ago: I was walking on 23rd Street in New York when I saw the cover of a book called

Bombay by renowned Indian photograher Raghabir Singh in the window of Aperture, a bookstore and gallery. On the cover was a 15-20 foot high plaster of Paris statue of the Hindu god Ganesh in the water being splashed by a small army of men. I knew that the statue was Ganesh through my studies in comparative religion and anthropology at Columbia from 1991-1994, and I had also seen his image on the various yoga