18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

Hindu devotee in a trance, dancing and spinning, carrying a heavy kavadi as penance or thanksgiving. Sharp skewers and hooks are pierced through his body as self-mortification. Kavadis can weigh 30kg or more. In a trance, they also have to carry them up 272 steps to the temple

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Paul Seow