Rajni, 5, was woken up at 4 am and carried by her uncle to be married in a secret wedding ceremony on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya in North India. Image by Stephanie Sinclair/VII for National Geographic. India, 2010.
Sinclair's photographs were recently recognized by the World Press Photo contest with a first place prize in the contemporary issues category.
The oldest photojournalism contest in the world, Pictures of the Year International is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, and honors the work of documentary photographers, magazine, newspapers and freelance photojournalists.
Jennifer is the Pulitzer Center's education coordinator. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she lived in Mexico City. Prior to joining the Pulitzer Center, Jennifer worked...