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Remover of Obstacles.
Photograph
30 x 20 cm
 

 

Dominic Sansoni is currently director of the Barefoot Gallery, Colombo. Born in Colombo in 1956, he studied in Colombo and at Farnham College of Art, England. He has worked as a professional photographer since 1980, and his work has appeared in many publications, including TIME, Newsweek, Asiaweek and Meridiani.

This series of photographs documents over twenty years of research into Sri Lanka’s Ganesh shrines. As the ‘Remover of Obstacles’, Ganesh has long been held in great affection by many Sri Lankans, and stands here as a metaphor for hope in the future of the island.