FAR FROM GOD AND MEN
These photographs were taken in Dhanushkodi, an abandoned town on the tip of Pamban Island, just eighteen miles from Sri Lanka. The town was destroyed in the nineteen-sixties by a cyclone and has remained inhabited in the aftermath with the exception of a small number of fishermen. Surrounded by the silence of the Indian Ocean and lashed by the winds, Dhanushkodi seems to be stuck in an ancient and forgotten dream, where men and women live as centuries have never passed. Far from the noise and the crowds of the indian cities, the Ghost Town is shrouded by a powerful and sacred sense of mistery.
Walking through his ruins, slowly eaten by the lone and salty sands, and wandering around his desolated beaches, I tasted the feeling of mankind's fragility and impotence towards nature.