Muharram Procession

CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency (EPA)
PhotographerDIVYAKANT SOLANKI
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Indian Shiite Muslim mourners flagellate themselves during a religious procession held on the ninth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, in Mumbai, India, 04 November 2014. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is observed around the world for 10 days of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

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.