Entry Title: "Wait… my style is not good!"
Name: Rudolf Thalhammer , Austria
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Other_ED|Children|Family|Lifestyle|Other_P|Portrait_P|Travel/Tourism|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Aditya is getting ready for school. He and his three siblings live in the holy town of Pushkar - one of the most sacred places in India believed to be the center of the universe and always crowded with thousands of pilgrims.

Story: Aditya is getting ready for school. He and his three siblings live in the holy town of Pushkar - one of the most sacred places in India believed to be the center of the universe and always crowded with thousands of pilgrims. Aditya's parents try hard to provide the best education possible. They want their children to become decent people. Especially for the boys born as Brahmin, the highest Indian caste, in Pushkar it is highly regarded to become scholars of the ancient Sanskrit texts. Like anywhere else in the world children have other things in mind then patiently reciting and learning. Despite their socks being full of holes and stained trousers all are proud of their nice school uniforms and try to imitate their role models from Bollywood.   "Wait… my style is not good!", with this words Adithya applies even more hair gel, forms a big curl on his head, makes a final check in the mirror and off they go!

About the Artist:

Dr. Rudolf Thalhammer studied medicine at the Vienna University. One of his passions was always photography. "Le moment décisif - “the right moment” is not only important for my profession as a doctor but also for photography in order to capture THE magical moment in a fraction of a second," says the award-winning aficionado. If you want to see more of his photographic work check out his website www.rudolfthalhammer.com