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My Scholarship entry - Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Like Christmas in the United States, Diwali has become a highly capitalized on holiday. In this photo I like the juxtaposition of the shadows from the rising sun onto a newspaper selling “Hot Diwali Deals” as we created the Rangoli. In my mind this was a metaphor of the old traditions winning out as my mom used the newspaper to pick up the excess sand she spilled, paying no attention to what it was selling.

INDIA | Sunday, 23 November 2014 | Views [169] | View Larger Image

Like Christmas in the United States, Diwali has become a highly capitalized on holiday. In this photo I like the juxtaposition of the shadows from the rising sun onto a newspaper selling “Hot Diwali Deals” as we created the Rangoli. In my mind this was a metaphor of the old traditions winning out as my mom used the newspaper to pick up the excess sand she spilled, paying no attention to what it was selling.

Tags: diwali, celebrations, light and shadow

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