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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Anuja and Her Mother

Anuja, a 20-year-old girl from Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, has her mother help her put on a sari, a typical female garment, before attending a wedding ceremony in the city. In Nepal, most marriages are arranged between members of the same caste, but love marriages are becoming more popular every day, especially in urban areas.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Copyright: © Maria Contreras Coll
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.11.19
Editor's Pick
Finalist