City Naval Battle

PhotographerErvin Sarkisov
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMadrid, Spain
Photo Date28/07/2010
Technical Info1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 200
Entry Description

SPAIN, Madrid 28/07/2010: Every year Madrid's southern district of Valle del Kas (Vallecas) celebrates its “Naval Battle", where tons of freshly supplied water are used by the participants in a waterfight to alleviate the unbearable temperatures of 38-40 degrees Centigrade. Through this tradition the local residents honor their patron saint Virgen del Carmen.

About Photographer

Self-taught his first photographs were taken by a Zenit 35mm Russian camera while still being a secondary school student, moved by the fascination of being able to capture the fleeting moments and work in the darkroom to re-live them again on paper. After a long period, involved professionally in corporate project management, since 2004 he actively re-takes on his vocation the photography, switching from film to digital media. At the same time he begins collaborate with Spanish, UK and US photo agencies. Published in The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Sun, Аргументы и Факты, National Geographic and other publications and online media.