Baby of the Ganges

PhotographerAlain Schroeder
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBrussels, Belgium
Photo Date2010
Entry Description

India, Agra, on the Ganges River only a few meters away from the Taj Mahal, one of the most visited monument by foreign tourists. A baby, recently deceased, is thrown into the Ganges by family members. While traditional Hindu funerary rituals call for cremation, babies, children, deaths from serpent bites and ascetics are often buried.