True Colors – Poras Chaudhary
Um, where was this party and why was I not invited?
While I cannot explain how my invitation was somehow lost in the mail, what I can tell you about this extraordinary event is that it’s appropriately named the Festival of Color.
Also known as the Festival of Holi, this annual celebration takes place in India as part of a religious ritual. Legend has it that the celebration commemrates the story of a pompous king and his attempts to kill his son in a pit of fire. For this reason, huge bonfires are burnt the night before the festival. For 16 days in cities Vrindavan and Mathura, the townspeople break free from social and cultural restraints to drink, sing songs, and cover themselves in colored-powder (Also known as gulal) and water.
Indian photojournalist, Poras Chaudhary, captured these inspiring and unforgettable images. Well-known for taking photographs that feature strong colorful compositions, his completely self-taught approach has earned him praise and even a few awards.