The colors of the boy's costume are such a bold contrast to the starkness of the urban-looking school. The photographer seems to have captured the juxtaposition of an ancient culture, its traditions and beauty with the somewhat dilapidated surroundings. I'm also wondering how this little boy, dressed as a God, feels about his upcoming role in the festivities. His posture, the focal length of the lens used and especially the color palette really make this an interesting photo.
A boy dressed as a Hindu God waits in a classroom before participating in a religious procession for Janamashtami at a government school, in Amritsar, India Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. Janmashtami marks the birthday of Hindu God Krishna.