Unconscious Awakenings: The Trickster
This is an attempt to explore visually some of Carl Jung's ideas of "individuation," where archetypes are messengers of the collective unconscious, and both the conscious self & the unconscious self are partners in the development of a healthy human psyche. In reality, this is a Navadurga dancer being chased by the local children, in an attempt to scare away the evil dancer (trickster) from their community.
Author: MICK STETSON is a photojournalist who specializes in documenting cultures & people from remote regions within Asia as well as other social issues concerning the disadvantaged or disenfranchised members of modern society. Regarding cultures, he focuses mainly on diminishing cultures & ones that are transitioning or transforming as a result of the encroachment of modernity. Pertaining to social issues, Mick strives to give marginalized members a voice, taking the viewer into these people’s worlds.