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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Longing of an Opera Artist

Mdm Tai, a Chinese opera artist for the past forty odd years, thinks of her children while preparing for her performance. She, like most of the opera artists, is away for months traveling to one place to another, far away from her home. The Chinese opera is a custom that is slowly being diminished, taken over by modern performances. It is worth seeing and it is with hope that, through images, the custom will be sustained for future generations.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Camera: ILCE-7S
Copyright: © Nick Ng
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.13.17
Editor's Pick
Finalist