Muslim Bride

PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency (EPA)
City/CountryThane, India
Photo Date23 November 2016
Entry Description

An Indian Muslim Bride dressed in traditional marriage attire takes part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 23 November 2016. Around 21 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by social worker Sabira Sikwani, for the financially weaker strata of the society where couples tie the knot under the same roof at the same time.

About Photographer

Divyakant Solanki (1981, India), a self-taught photographer, joined Business Standard in Ahmedabad in 2003, moved to Mumbai Bureau in 20005 and later joined European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in 2010. He won first place “the best photo of all” in World Water Day 2017 Photo Contest, Third Place in Editorial: Sport (Professional) in Moscow International Foto Awards 2017, Honorable Mention in the Editorial: Sports (Professional) in the International Photographer of the Year Award 2016, Silver Medal in People in the News (Stories) category, in the China International Press Photo Contest 2014, Third Place in the Sports category in Media Foundation of India's National Press Photo contest 2014. His work published in various international newspapers and on websites such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The National, The Seattle Times, The Telegraph and more.