15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A group of Burmese students crowd together for a portrait in a Mandalay classroom.

The classrooms at Phaung Daw Oo are crowded, as the school accommodates some 10,000 students in its tight campus, roughly the size of a city block. The students, however, rarely showed signs of being overwhelmed, even in the midday summer heat in Mandalay. Noise was as ubiquitous as smiling faces, as the photo represents.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Adam Trunell