Perfect Shot: Celebrating Spring

Photos by Irene Searles

The famous Asha Stanford Holi celebration is traditionally held in early April to welcome the brilliance of spring. The Indian festival of colors is accented by the joyful mixing and splattering of colored powder and water. In tribute to this memorable event, PUNCH photographer Irene Searles pulled out this Perfect Shot from a few years back. “Everyone was full of smiles and gleefully playing,” she recalls. “There were sprays of powdered paint everywhere, and I was so glad I had put a plastic rain guard over my camera because I was completely covered with colors.”