This photo of a beggar girl was taken in Mumbai, India. Beggary is an age old social issue in India. In the medieval and earlier times begging was considered to be an acceptable occupation, which was embraced within the traditional social structure. This system of begging and alms-giving to mendicants and the poor is still widely practiced in India with over 400,000 beggars last year.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 29
Award Score: 65 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Mumbai, Maharasthra | India
Photographer: Photographer: Kristian Bertel (Aarhus, Denmark) Registered
Kristian Bertel began his photography in 2006. He is a photographer that is most widely known for his series of Indian images, which started as a long term project on India in 2008. His passion is travel photography, but he is also interested in telling stories together with his photography for instance about human aspects in India concerning life conditions of its inhabitants, poverty in the cities and in the countryside and street children in the streets.