19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A woman in a big city

I love this photo in a very special way because it evokes the similar feeling in me as the paintings of my favorite artist Edward Hopper. It might sound counterintuitive, but in today’s fast-developing world where busy urban life is booming, humans are surrounded by loneliness. We have an unprecedented access to communication, yet our personal relationships suffer and sense of belonging in society becomes more and more difficult to achieve. Meanwhile, sense of solitude reigns. I sincerely believe that this particular image captures this urban melancholy and sadness in a way that it was worth submitting for the contest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Camera: SP-3000
Copyright: © Elene Mgaloblishvili