Eugeni Gay Marí­n

Photographer
    
Sikhs
Location: Barcelona
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Barcelona 1978 I live in Barcelona and I have been working as a photographer and teacher since 2003. I graduated in Biology and studied Anthropology for two years.  My images have been published in various media such as El Paí­s Semanal,... MORE
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Sikhs
Copyright Eugeni Gay Marín 2023
Updated Aug 2021
Location amritsar
Topics Agriculture, Celebrations, Community, Documentary, Editorial, Education, Faith, Happiness, Historical, Photography, Religion, School/College, Sikhism, Spotlight, Street, Travel

Sikhs live in Punjab, the richest region in Northern India. Their religion was founded in the XV century by Guru Nanak, the last of the greater monotheisms.

They abolished the caste system predominant in India and live in community, giving 10% of their income and time to its endeavors. With those resources they build free public community kitchens, schools, hospitals and accommodations open to all religions.

They have always had a tense relationship with the Indian central government, due to some independence movements. This has caused a diaspora to western cities in the last years, since the Blue Star operation and the murder of Indira Gandhi.

This photographic project intends to showcase the Sikh culture by diving into the daily life of its population.

Los Sikhs son un pueblo que vive en el Punjab la región más rica del norte de la India. Su religión fue fundada en el siglo XV por Guru Nanak, siendo este el último de los grandes monoteísmos.

Abolieron el sistema de castas imperante en la India, viven en comunidad dedicando el 10% de su dinero y tiempo a esta. Con estos recursos montan comedores públicos gratuitos, colegios, hospitales, dormitorios, etc. abiertos a todas las religiones.

Siempre han tenido una relación tensa con el gobierno central de la India debido a algunos movimientos independentistas, esto ha producido una diáspora hacia las ciudades de occidente en los últimos años desde la operación Blue Star y el asesinato de Indira Gandhi.

Este proyecto fotográfico se divide en dos partes una busca mostrar la cultura Sikh adentrándose en el día a día de su población y la otra nos muestra a través de retratos gran parte de la sociedad Sikh.

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