Pushkar Camel Fair

PhotographerDIVYAKANT SOLANKI
Prize3rd Place in Special / Travel/Tourism
CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency
City/CountryThane, India
Entry Description

Camels are displayed during the Pushkar Fair or Pushkar ka Mela, one of the world's largest cattle fair, in Pushkar, Rajasthan, November 2013. The festival hosts around 50,000 camels which are sold, decorated, shaved and raced. Every year thousands of devotees throng the lake of Puskar around the full moon day of Kartik Purnima in month of October - November to take a holy dip. Huge and colorful cattle fair "The Pushkar Fair", is also held during this 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.