The Searchers (Part III) 2006
in collaboration with Jessica Sucher
The photographs in The Searchers (Part III) were made at the site of the former Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in Rishikesh, India. After The Beatles visit in 1968 – they were briefly Maharishi’s disciples – the exodus among young people from the West to India in search of spiritual enlightenment began in earnest. The Ashram was abandoned in 1997 and now the site, that formerly housed hundreds of students, numerous celebrities, and was central to introducing the West to India’s spirituality, is being slowly consumed and overtaken by the surrounding forest and the workings of time.