arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Bride on the Beach
Toy Soldiers
Snow Queen
Wedding Church
Little Girl
Tradition
Wedding Event in Macedonia Nomad Turks
Generation of love
Wedding Party
A Groom's Father After the Wedding
I Love you, to the Moon & back!
Anuja and Her Mother
The end of love affair
The Bride
Men
Nontraditional Wedding Centerpiece
A couple going to the beach for pre-wedding photo shoot.
forward to a new life
Weddings and Funerals
Lit up
A rainy day wedding kiss
A backyard wedding celebration with bubbles
Giving the vows
16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
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.

TAGS: Ceremony, Nepal, Sari, Wedding

photographer avatar
Barcelona, Spain
Member since 2017
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.11.19 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Maria Contreras Coll .
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2018
Total Views: 10903
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2018, 7:27 a.m.
Report This
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Kathmandu Valley, Nepal