Through the Night
Project info

Series of photographs taken during 3 years of the Thaipusam event in Singapore. The devotes have the face, cheeks and tongue pierced by long spears of metal, which represent the Vel "a divine spear" donated by Parvati Murugan to defeat the demon. The Thaipusam is the celebration of this victory.

In 2017 "Through the Night" was awarded by IPA - International Photography Awards - with an Honorable Mention.
Category and Expertise, Non-Professional:
Events: Traditions and Cultures

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-136874-17