Photojournalism - NOMINEE: siddharth kaneria
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Well of Death
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Stuntmen risk everything to ride on the 'Wall of Death'.
I have been witnessing “WELL OF DEATH” from my childhood and since then i always wanted to document this through my lense. Three days with those daredevils, their stunts, stories and thrilling experiences is what i am sharing. Brave stuntmen NASIV, TASHOVAR, PARVEJ, SHAHIL & ASHOK have long been riding the near-vertical walls of India’s Well of Death. Holding hands, standing, sleeping, sitting sideways, passing papers/balloons/money are few to list stunts which they perform in this well. Performers up the danger of the event by grabbing money from the outstretched hand of spectators. I further wish to photograph all such festival shows happning accross India.
I am a photographer passionate about exploring different cultures, stories & people through photography. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities from my own country, India, or other countries fascinates me the most. My photography is how I seek to document my personal experiences with people, places and moments as I explore and see them with the aim to share with others the beauty & diversity of the world through my viewfinder.