Ceremonial Shave

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Amy Siqveland

I took a series of photos of this child getting his head shaved for Thaipusam 2012 at Batu Caves in Malaysia. This was my second trip to research the festival. While the child seems upset in this photo, I had the full spectrum of his experience: from initial bravery to upset over losing his hair. The parents were nearby gently coaxing their son to be brave.

Location: Batu Caves, Malaysia

 

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