Photographer's Note

Hello everyone,

I captured this beautiful moment at the end of July, 2010 when I visited at Santiniketan in the district of Birbhum - West Bengal. Actually I went to Santiniketan due to cover the Santali Dance. Santal are the largest tribal community in India.

The Santhals mainly prefer group performance than solo, which is an important feature of tribal art form in India. Group dancing and singing is the most important medium to express their joy and happiness. The Santhali dance and music is tuned with the nature of occasion whether it is social or ceremonial. The most well known dance form of the Santhals is a group of women with interlocked hands forming a semicircle or encircle. The Santhali Dance have a wide variety and types and is tuned with ceremony and social celebrations.

I got an opportunity to capture this moment at the time of their performance.

with best wishes to all.


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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-07-25
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 8:45
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