The Abandoned Painted Havelis of Shekhawati

CompanySarah Jenkins Photography
PhotographerSarah Jenkins
PrizeHonorable Mention
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. She has more than 20 years experience in both the photography and graphic design fields, working for well-respected agencies in London and Sydney. Sarah lives in Sydney Australia but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to ninety five countries and all seven continents. She works as an art director on various photographic assignments and shoots travel and portrait photographs on a freelance basis.