AsiaStorySpiritual Mask by Arunima Mondal

The ecstatic Gomira dance masks of Dinajpur district have ensued from animistic practices of the Desi and Poli communities of the Rajbangshis. Every village has its own Gomira dance troupe.

Magazine

CALL FOR ENTRIES

ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

HoursMinutesSeconds

The ecstatic Gomira dance masks of Dinajpur district have ensued from animistic practices of the Desi and Poli communities of the Rajbangshis.  Every village has its own Gomira dance troupe.

The dancers are all male, without exception, and portray one or many characters, male, female or animal.  All the characters are larger than life. The dancers become frenzied due to the extra efforts they have to put in.

The audience believes it is due to the super natural spirit that enters the body of the dancer. The masks are devised to reach the vastness and become the object of worship and devotion.  Thus the craft of Gomira mask-making, in its pristine form, catered to the needs of the dancers and any villager wishing to give a mask as an offering to the village deity. A villager makes a ‘promise’- called ‘manat’, to offer a mask to a deity if his or her wish is fulfilled.In last three or four decades the masks have made a slow sojourn from the village dance to the urban drawing rooms and have become delectable pieces of decoration for any public or private space. The Gomira dances or Mukha khel are organized to propitiate the deity to usher in the ‘good forces’ and drive out the ‘evil force’.   Traditionally, the Gomira dance starts with the entry of two characters Buro-Buri, the human forms of Shiva and Parvati. The other format is the Ram-Vanwas, which derives its characters from the Indian epic, Ramayana. Ram-Vanwas dance is more popular during October- November, the times for Durga Puja and Kali Puja.

Arunima_Mondal_01

Arunima_Mondal_02

According to the Gomira tradition, these gods took human shape and descended on earth so that they may bless the humans and help them to fight the forces of evil and establish a righteous way of life.

Arunima_Mondal_03

Arunima_Mondal_04 Arunima_Mondal_05 Arunima_Mondal_06 Arunima_Mondal_07 Arunima_Mondal_08 Arunima_Mondal_09 Arunima_Mondal_10 Arunima_Mondal_11 Arunima_Mondal_12



Legal Note: The photographer attest that have full authorization to give consent to the publication of these photos or project and have the authorization and permissions of third parties. Guarantees that you have all the necessary communications of property and you have obtained all the necessary authorizations for any property, buildings, architecture, structures or sculptures appearing in your photographs.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PH5.jpg

Get instant access to over 120 in-depth tutorials for all skill levels, the ability to stream anywhere from any mobile device, and access to our library.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/captureDay.jpg
Share your most best images in this photo contest in collaboration with ViewBug. A community that hosts over 40 photo contests and challenges.
300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Z.jpg

Simply Stunning Landscapes – Would you like to capture stunning landscapes every time you shoot… without having to travel far from home?

RELATED STORIES
Refinery Flocks by Massimo Cristaldi

ConceptEuropeRefinery Flocks by Massimo Cristaldi

Nature is able to adapt. Recently, for instance, great catastrophes, as petrol spills in the sea, did not produce, in some cases, all the predicted effects thanks to the extraordinary resilience of ecological systems.
Cohabitation by Enze Wang

AsiaConceptCohabitation by Enze Wang

My on-going series, Cohabitation, focus on the love relationship. I use haphazardly arranged daily supplies and overlooked details to build a psychological image of the intimate relationship between the possessors.
Five minutes with Alice Zilberberg

AmericaDnaFive minutes with Alice Zilberberg

I predict that my work is going in a personal direction that is driven from my personal life and experiences. I find myself re-inventing what I do every few years, so I will never know exactly what’s next.
Phantomcity by Mirko Arganese

B&WCityEuropePhantomcity by Mirko Arganese

As everywhere else, the citizens were kept in a catatonic state, distraught by exhausting workdays, and diverted and gathered in big conglomerates for their leisure. There they could find amusement, shops, technologic gadgets. Above all they could not think and feel.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/insta.jpg
Cergy’s Faces by Jean-Pierre Duvergé

B&WEuropeShotCergy’s Faces by Jean-Pierre Duvergé

A picture is worth more than words, I decided to show it by photographing anonymous people who could be our neighbors, the retailer where we go every day, a person who passes in the street you look and who you look, a smile sometimes.
The Rug’s Topography by Rana Young

AmericaConceptThe Rug’s Topography by Rana Young

The Rug’s Topography began with me photographing my intimate partner of six years. Simultaneously, we were facing an internal conflict: how we identified as individuals differed from the roles we occupied in our partnership.
RANDOM STORIES
We’re Happy Together by Gabriel Carpes

AmericaFeaturedStoryWe’re Happy Together by Gabriel Carpes

In this series called “We’re Happy Together" Gabriel Carpes photographed his family in the years following his father's passing and his sisters moving away from their hometown of Porto Alegre to different parts of the country.
Suspended by Natalie Barbosa

AmericaB&WConceptSuspended by Natalie Barbosa

Ballet from the beginning, was and often still is, concentrated on making the dancer look polished, perfect, in character, focused on the end performance, or the final outstretched movement.
AQAL Views by Pygmalion Karatzas

B&WConceptEuropeAQAL Views by Pygmalion Karatzas

‘AQAL Views’ is a series of urban waterscapes from United States by architect and photographer Pygmalion Karatzas.
Black Swan by Zuzu Valla

ConceptEuropeBlack Swan by Zuzu Valla

I met Olivia on stage, at a performance of anything goes, where she was playing a lead role. I was the Designer & Head Make-up & Hair Artist for Vintage Styling during the show.
River life along the banks of the Buriganga by Elena Molina

EuropeStoryRiver life along the banks of the Buriganga by Elena Molina

No doubt that it was there, at Dhaka, when the spell began. My fascination kept growing and growing when roaming around the network of narrow winding streets in downtown.
Footprints Series by Robin Macmillan

AmericaConceptFootprints Series by Robin Macmillan

Robin Macmillan is a fine art photographer from Newmarket, Canada. Her journey into conceptual portraiture began six years after a life changing diagnosis of breast cancer.
Christmas trees by Seigar

EuropeStoryChristmas trees by Seigar

This series explores life, life as a circle. Though we are seeing these Christmas trees in their final moments, they as well as people have a beginning, middle and an end.
After Dark by Tuna Uysal

AsiaConceptAfter Dark by Tuna Uysal

Night is dark, lonely and uncanny, but at the same time it can be silent and peaceful. It is easy to find people looking for a light in these dark and empty places. This work explores the relationship between truth and fiction and my influences are as diverse as Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch, Gregory Crewdson and Tom Hunter.
Feelings and Similar by Alex Thebez and Marisa Gertz

AmericaAsiaStoryFeelings and Similar by Alex Thebez and Marisa Gertz

Feelings and Similar Items is a compilation of pictures from the everyday. Initiated by Alex Thebez, the publication series is a way to create coherent narratives from the works of two photographers.
FEATURED STORIES
Haenyeo; Grandma divers by Alain Schroeder

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotHaenyeo; Grandma divers by Alain Schroeder

South Korea, Jeju island, known for its characteristic basalt volcanic rock, sits off South Korea. It is the home of the renowned Haenyeo or women of the sea who free dive off the black shores of Jeju harvesting delicacies from the sea.
China; The great wall by Chiara Felmini

EuropeFeaturedStoryChina; The great wall by Chiara Felmini

China is almost a continent and as such can offer extremes and opposites at the same time; the ancient and very distant culture can still be observed in remote villages, increasingly surrounded by the advancing and swallowing civilization.
South Sudan; Smoker women by Ana Maria Robles

AmericaFeaturedShotSouth Sudan; Smoker women by Ana Maria Robles

These women smoke tobacco, an ancient custom that marks their ancestry, identity and tribal pride. Their attitude was strong. Fierce. They were active participants of every ceremony and the Leaders of the communities. 
Descendants of Samurai Ryotaro Horiuchi

AsiaFeaturedShotDescendants of Samurai Ryotaro Horiuchi

In the Soma region of Fukushima prefecture, there is a traditional Samurai festival called “Soma Nomaoi”, which is said to have continued for more than 1000 years.
François Mitterrand by Diego Goldberg

AmericaB&WFeaturedStoryFrançois Mitterrand by Diego Goldberg

I lived in France from 1976 to 1980. While there I had been covering the Socialist Party and when François Mitterrand decided to be a candidate again for the presidential elections I wrote him a letter with a project to document his campaign from the inside, with total access to his private and political activities.
Golden Gate; The Bridge, Reconstructed by Michael Yuan

AmericaCityFeaturedGolden Gate; The Bridge, Reconstructed by Michael Yuan

I wanted to challenge the perceptions of the Golden Gate Bridge. In solid red-orange and spanning 1.7 miles long, the Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of San Francisco.
The Orthogenesis of Soul by Sandipan Mukherjee

AsiaB&WConceptFeaturedThe Orthogenesis of Soul by Sandipan Mukherjee

We are all aware about the theory of biologically evaluation for Jean Baptist Lamarck. The theory tells about the evaluation of human how the structure of APE has got transferred to the today’s human being.
Protest in Brooklyn; Blessed to breathe by Bill Livingston

AmericaB&WFeaturedStoryProtest in Brooklyn; Blessed to breathe by Bill Livingston

When George Floyd’s life was unnecessarily and brutally snuffed out by Minneapolis law enforcement on May 25, it was yet another final straw…and that straw was set ablaze around the globe.
Photographs; North Carolina State Fair by Avery Danziger

AmericaCityFeaturedPhotographs; North Carolina State Fair by Avery Danziger

I have been photographing the North Carolina State Fair since the early 70's. One of my oldest memories was the yearly outing of my family going to the State Fair in North Carolina, starting when I was 6 year old.... 
OTHER STORIES
X
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.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
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.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
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.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd