Matanhy Saldanha, Minister of Environment and Tourism in the brand new government constituted in Goa this week, passed away today (March 21 in Goa) after suffering a massive heart attack. In Matanhy-bab were joined a keen intellect and a passionate drive for activism. He died as he lived – in service of Goa. I was…
I was born and raised in Goa. My photographic interests lie in landscapes, architecture, portraiture, street life, culture, religion, and photojournalism. Places that I find particularly inspiring are Goa, Iceland, and California.
I have photographed extensively in my homeland Goa, recording its surviving heritage and its sui generis ethos. I have documented the destruction of Goa's environment and its rapid slide into the ugliness and urban chaos that characterize today's India.
Over the past several years, I have traveled widely all over Iceland, to many of its remote areas, in an ongoing project to express my personal interpretation of its landscape.
I am also a musician, and have a lifelong association with the musical traditions of India. I live in California and spend extended time in Goa.
Photo credit: Sanjeev Trivedi
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