18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Apatani Woman

The Apatanis or, as they call themselves the Tanis, trace their origin as a migratory tribe in the Apatani Plateau in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Today they are settled in the Ziro Valley of the area. Known for their agricultural skills, the Apatanis have a rich oral tradition and hardly any written records. These oral accounts have been converted into folk tales over the years, which are passed on from one generation to the other.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ziro, India
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Mary Grace Montives