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Silver 2020 Advertising / Travel/Tourism

Haldi Festival

  • Photographer
    Donell Gumiran
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising / Travel/Tourism

The festival is celebrated to offer prayers to the community deity of the shepherds, Shri Vittal Birdev, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. They consider that the festival and rituals would bring good fortune. Haldi Festival is celebrated at Pattan Kodoli village in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra attended by thousands of devotees coming from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, India

Photographer by passion. He sees himself as an image-maker who captures and tells a story in a photograph. His photography is an art form, borne from his desire to create on canvas and his professional training in design. Donell is known for his evocative portraits, social documentary and travel photography. His favorite subjects are those that capture human conditions and emotions in everyday life. His knack for sharing his stories, captured through the lens, has won him international recognition. He is the recipient of numerous awards both local and international.