The idea of "Once upon a faith... " occurred to me in April 2016, when I went back, thirty years after my first trip to India, to these two cities which had left a deep mark on me. This trip took the shape of a pilgrimage in an active life in which photography takes a whole new place.

The first part of this project—"Pilgrims and rituals along the River Ganga"—takes us to Vanarasi and Haridwar, two of the seven sacred cities of India which attract thousands of pilgrims from all over the country every day.