Pushkar Camel Fair

CompanyEuropean Pressphoto Agency (EPA)
PhotographerDIVYAKANT SOLANKI
Prize3rd Place in Special / Travel/Tourism
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 (1981, India), a self-taught photographer, joined Business Standard in Ahmedabad in 2003, moved to Mumbai Bureau in 20005 and later joined European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in 2010. He won first place “the best photo of all” in World Water Day 2017 Photo Contest, Third Place in Editorial: Sport (Professional) in Moscow International Foto Awards 2017, Honorable Mention in the Editorial: Sports (Professional) in the International Photographer of the Year Award 2016, Silver Medal in People in the News (Stories) category, in the China International Press Photo Contest 2014, Third Place in the Sports category in Media Foundation of India's National Press Photo contest 2014. His work published in various international newspapers and on websites such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The National, The Seattle Times, The Telegraph and more.