20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Spooky Enactment

A performer of the ballad troupe in the appearance of an evil character from the ritualistic folk drama is shot. Through their mystic enactment, performers in ghastly make-up try to recreate the aura of charnel ground, relevant to the ultimate truth of human life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: The village of Burdwan district, West Bengal, India
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Mallar Sarkar