Fight clubs; Kushti Wrestling by Erberto Zani

Kolkata, India: Kusthi is an ancient form of wrestling, three thousand years old. Fight clubs are rough, poor, "old school" style without new technologies, just training and sweat. And red arena, of course, because the wrestlers fight on sacred red soil.

Magazine

Our printed editions, circulating throughout various galleries, festivals and agencies are dipped in creativity.

The spirit of DODHO’s printed edition is first and foremost an opportunity to connect with a photographic audience that values the beauty of print and those photographers exhibited within the pages of this magazine.

We invite professional and amateur photographers from all around the world to share their work in our printed edition.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/ban25e32.jpg

Kolkata, India: Kusthi is an ancient form of wrestling, three thousand years old.

Fight clubs are rough, poor, “old school” style without new technologies, just training and sweat. And red arena, of course, because the wrestlers fight on sacred red soil. It’s a hard life: waking up at 3:30 am, six times a week and practicing more than 6 hours every day, these warriors lives together and their only belongings are a blanket, a few items of clothes and some books about the art of Kushti. They life is similar to holy men, like sadhu, infact they are no married and must dedicate the life to practice exercises. [Official Website]
001_kushti_wrestling

002_kushti_wrestling 003_kushti_wrestling 004_kusthi_wrestling 005_kushti_wrestling 006_kushti_wrestling 007_kushti_wrestlingi 008_kushti_wrestling 009_kushti_wrestling 010_kushti_wrestling 011_kushti_wrestling 012_kushti_wrestling 013_kushti_wrestling

014_kushti_wrestling

015_kushti_wrestling 016_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 017_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 018_kushti_wrestling 019_kushti_wrestling 020_kushti_wrestling

About Erberto Zani

Erberto Zani (1978) is a photographer and journalist freelance based in Italy. Freelance since 2008, his works of social documentary photographer include reportage from many difficult areas of the world: war for minerals in North Kivu (D.R.Congo), earthquake’s effect in Haiti, landmines in Cambodia, water crises in Burkina Faso, Somali refugee in Nepal, daily life inside the favelas of Medellin (Colombia), miners of coal in Jharkhand and Hindu festival of Maha Kumbh Mela in India, Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Erberto cooperate with several international no profit organizations.

021_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 022_kushti_wrestling 023_kushti_wrestling 024_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 025_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 026_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 027_kushti_wrestling Erberto Zani 028_kushti_wrestling 029_kushti_wrestling

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Do you have an idea or something you'd like to share? Please use the form provided, or contact us at contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.