April Fonti

Photographer; Picture Editor
Flickers of Understanding
Location: Sydney
Nationality: Australian; Irish
Biography: I am currently pursuing independent projects and working as a picture editor. Previously I worked as a picture editor at the European Pressphoto Agency and Australian Associated Press, wrote and photographed travel features for a number of... MORE
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Flickers of Understanding
Copyright April Fonti 2022
Date of Work Mar 2011 - Mar 2011
Updated Nov 2019
Topics Black and White, Documentary, Hinduism, Photography, Travel
I HAVE been in Rishikesh for a month when a firefly flickers into my little blue room.

By this time, so many strange and beautiful things have occurred that it takes a moment to see how remarkable this is.

The windows have no glass and the room is in an ashram at the base of the Indian Himalayas. In the garden, monkeys clamber and shake fat droplets of monsoon rain from the trees. Dotted about is a series of white cube-like buildings and a couple of halls where I practise yoga, meditate and fall in love with a simple Ayurvedic diet of rice, dal and vegetables.

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