PhotographerMarcus Koppen
PrizePortraiture / Culture
Entry Description

‘Holi’ is a portrait series of a random selected group of People during the Holi Festival of Colors in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Where 15,000 partygoers was throwing colour at each other. I was fascinated by the fact that the people come together from all corners of the country as individuals, alone or with friends to one location and to go crazy to the sounds of music and than as a unit throwing colored powder at each other faces. which then changed their identity and made them become a part of something special and become united with each other no matter what race or age. Its was a feeling of warm sincere happiness- like - they can be children again.

About Photographer

Marcus has lived in Amsterdam for over 10 years. Over the last years his focus and passion has centred on people and urban environments, and capturing them in a way that shows their character and strengths