"In 2011, I walked to the source of the Ganga in the Himalaya to collect water for my grandfather, a Hindu priest, who was on his deathbed. I hoped it could give him some connection with a place of which he had spoken, but was never able to visit.
By the time I got back, he had lost his memory, and could no longer recognise his grandson." (Nishtan SHUKLA)
"'Seeking Moksha' is a personal journey by the artist, entangled with the search for transcendence of people he encountered on a pilgrimage to collect water for his grandfather.
Nishant SHUKLA walked the mountains near the source of the Ganga from 2011-2016, looking for people who seemed lost in their search." (publisher's note)
Winner Alkazi Photobook Grant 2016
Shortlisted for: Kassel Dummy Book Award 2016 & Unseen Dummy Award 2016
"'Seeking Moksha' (dt.: Suche nach Moksha) ist eine persönliche Reise des Künstlers, verwoben mit der Suche nach der Transzendenz derjenigen Menschen, denen er auf einer Pilgerfahrt begegnete, um Wasser für seinen Großvater zu sammeln.
Nishant SHUKLA durchwanderte von 2011 bis 2016 das Himalaya-Gebirge nahe der Quelle des Ganges und suchte nach Menschen, die auf ihrer Suche verloren zu sein schienen." (freie Übersetzung des Verlagstextes)