Mar 082010
'Women's Power

'Women's power' - Rural women in West Bengal (India) taking part in a traditional boat race. Photo by Sudipto Das.

This photo by Calcutta photojournalist Sudipto Das captures rural women in West Bengal  taking part in a traditional boat race that is otherwise dominated by men.

The photo was the winning entry in a competition by WACC* in 2009. Titled ‘challenging gender stereotypes’, the competition invited submissions on photos that portray women or men in a non-stereotypical manner or photos that break conventional understandings of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’.

*The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), a global network of communicators pursuing social change through communication rights runs annual photo competitions on different dimensions of  ‘communication’ .

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