This is another photograph from Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, where life meets death. There is a place in Varanasi named Death Hostel or Salvation House, where families bring their close relatives. These novice was observing burning bodies ceremony of the those who already passed away.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 19
Award Score: 56 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 14, Style 10, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh | India
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.