Will Berridge

Will Berridge

Will Berridge is a UK based documentary photographer who has had a fascination with the Sub Continent from the first time he travelled there in 1997. Since then he has returned numerous times and photographs both the chaos of the city and the wonder of village life.

Will aims to capture the essence and spirit of the subject in his photographs, and enjoys the challenge of portraying the emotional theme that underpins a scene. His soul penetrates his work, connecting with the subject on a fundamental level which is seen in the images produced.

Please feel free to contact Will with any questions and he will be happy to answer.

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Will Berridge has uploaded Injured

Indian traditional mud wrestler.

Will Berridge has uploaded Trance

At a festival in the district of Bastar, Chhattisgarh in Central India, a tribal man, fuelled only by the hypnotic beat of the music, goes into a frenzied trance.

Will Berridge has uploaded Bathing

Old holy man bathing in the river Kshipra in the holy city of Ujjain in central India.

Will Berridge has uploaded Indian Boy

Young India boy bathing in the river at Ujjain, one of the holy cities of India.

Will Berridge has uploaded Young Monk

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Tribal Rabari woman from the Kutch area of Gujarat in western india

Will Berridge has uploaded Smoking man

Man Smoking in Darjeeling, a hill station of North india

A Muria tribal woman from the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, Central India.

Will Berridge has uploaded Tribal Man

A Muria tribal man from the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, Central India.

Will Berridge has uploaded Tribal Girl

Bastar is a district of the recently formed state of Chhattisgarh in central India.

Approximately 70% of the population are considered 'adivasis' or tribal.

Home to eight different tribes; the Muria, Muria Gond, Hill Maria, Bison-Horn Maria, Dhurwa, Bhatra and Dorla,
the tribes of Bastar are mostly animistic (the belief that non-human entities are spiritual beings). Their beliefs vary from tribe to tribe and can include; a belief in ghosts and spirits, the phenomenon of possesion, animal worship, tree worship a belief in the rain God, the hill God and the earth spirit.

Surviving mostly from agriculture and relying on herbal medicines from the forest, the Haat is a market where once a week the local tribes will walk up to 20km to trade and socialise.

Tradition Indian mud Wrestling

Traditional indian wrestling.

Will Berridge has uploaded Monk

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Will Berridge has uploaded Novice Monk

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Will Berridge has uploaded Monks

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Tawang Monastery in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh India was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. It has a capacity of about 700 monks and presently is home to more than 450 lamas.

Will Berridge has uploaded sari

A traditional Indian holy man, watches over the sacred Kshipra river in the Indian town of Ujjain.

Will Berridge has uploaded Jama Masjid

After morning prayer at the Jama Masjid mosque in Old Delhi, India,.