18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Glance Back

A performer at the Chinese New Year celebration took a glance back and turned smoothly to adjusting her sleeve before her next drum round. This photo was taken at a time when Covid-19 was already seriously affecting life in China, but not so much yet in Europe. On the day of her national fest, did she look back in her mind towards the East, worrying about her loved ones who live there?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Dagmara Dygas