Friday, 18 April 2008

Siddharth Jain: Holi Festival

Photograph © Siddharth Jain-All Rights Reserved

This is TTP's second post on Siddharth Jain, a photographer residing in Delhi but who frequently travels around India to capture color and movement. Siddharth's color affinity and the festival of Holi brings us Holi in Braj, a photo essay that pulsates with super saturated color and dazzling movement.

As Siddharth informs us, the people of Braj (Uttar Pradesh) come together to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors. It is believed that it was here that the festive tradition started. Braj consists of Mathura (where Krishna was born), Vrinadavan (where he was raised), Nandgaon (his natal village) and Barsana (Radha’s village). It is also here where the women reenact the scenes of the mythology where they try to beat up men with long bamboo sticks.

Siddharth's work is also distributed by Zuma Press (USA) and OnAsia Images (Singapore).