TIFA 2021 Events / Other

Well of Death

  • Prize
    Silver in Events/Other
  • Photographer
    Siddharth Kaneria
  • Agency / Studio
  • Technical Info
    1/500, 200 Iso, F/5, Full Frame, Nikon Df Camera
  • Photo Date
    28th Aug 2016

The photograph is of Daredevil Stuntmen at “Well Of Death” performing in their car. Hundreds of spectators crowded around a circular pit to witness daredevil drivers in cars & motorcycles performing stunts in a vertical pit known as the “Well of Death.” Once a sight at festivals across northern India, the practice is now waning but that doesn’t stop festivalgoers and stuntmen from capitalizing on the few remaining Wells of Death in the country. The Photograph is one of the biggest “Well of death” which exist in India. It is said that only 6 of this kind is in practice.