The Abandoned Painted Havelis of Shekhawati

PhotographerSarah Jenkins
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanySarah Jenkins Photography
City/CountrySydney, Australia
Photo DateFebruary 2017
Technical InfoCanon 5D mk iii
Entry Description

In small towns in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan in India are numerous old painted fresco grand mansions, with many just abandoned and now decaying. These grand havelis built in the 18th and 19th centuries by wealthy merchant families are ornately decorated both inside and out with painted murals depicting an array of subjects and mythological figures.

About Photographer

Sarah is a freelance photographer who lives in Sydney Australia, but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to 115 countries and all seven continents. She shoots travel and portrait photographs on a freelance basis. Her interest in disappearing cultures takes her to some of the more remote parts of the world. Sarah's images have been awarded international photography awards. Sarah is also the director of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses - teaching short photography courses and tours; and SignatureBook - custom designed coffee table photo books.