14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Qatari man checking his phone at the National Islamic Art Museum

In the Islamic Art museum in Doha (which showcases Islamic art from the last 1,500 years), I saw a traditionally-dressed Arab man checking his phone in a beautiful foyer. I was struck by the contrast between tradition (the location, background, and his attire), with modernity (the plastic chair, phone, his glasses)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Doha, Qatar, Qatar
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Vikas Lonakadi