Muharram Procession

PhotographerDIVYAKANT SOLANKI
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency
City/CountryThane, India
Photo Date04 November 2014
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, 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.