Visual Inspiration: Beautiful, vibrant portraits and landscapes captured at the Pushkar Fair by travel photographer Anthony Pappone.
Anthony Pappone specialises in travel, festival, portrait, tribes and ceremony photography around the world. He says: “As a child I have always been passionate about history, faraway places and tribes with an ancient culture.” Before Anthony got into photography, he was a traveller. Struck by the Ladakh festival and the photos that he could take there, he started to follow festivals and ceremonies around the world. Anthony likes to focus on Africa and Asia, where the continents are able to maintain their individual traditions and the ceremonies.
The Pushkar Fair (or Pushkar Camel Fair), is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar, India. As one of the world’s largest camel fairs numbers of up to 100,000 pilgrims have been recorded in early 1900s. Apart from buying and selling of livestock it has also become an important tourist attraction, some of the highlights have become competitions such as the “longest moustache”, “bridal competition” and the camel race that starts the festival off.
Photographs shared under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence. Via Behance.