In the Indian wedding tradition, the women celebrate with a mendhi ceremony, during which they create intricate patterns on their hands and feet using dye from a flowering plant. This is thought to symbolize the bride's transition to adulthood. Here, the photographer captured the spirit of a flower—but the bold lighting and high contrast suggest that this bride is no shrinking violet.
Toronto, ON
4 Fearless Awards
Mugunthan Sundaran

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