Born in Israel in 1967, Michael Ackerman moved with his family to New York in 1974. At 18 he discovered photography as a personal form of expression and truly came into his own in the art. He left his college studies behind and has devoted himself with utter dedication to his photographic work ever since. In 1992, Ackerman embarked on an extended journey that took him from Manila to Calcutta and on to Varanasi, the holy city of Hinduism, home of the terraced Ganges riverbank where both ritual baths and religious cremations are carried out by the thousands, virtually side-by-side....
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