Muslim Bride

PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency
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, a self-taught photographer working with European Pressphoto Agency based in Mumbai, since 2010. He born in Amreli city of Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India. He did Diploma Computer Engineer from RCTI-Ahmedabad. But as he was more passionate about photography, he stopped further study and started freelancing. He joined Business Standard - Ahmedabad in 2003 as photographer and later transferred to Mumbai bureau in 2005. His work graced in all major publications such as New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, Telegraph etc.