21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Becoming in Dissolution

The photo of a withering dahlia tells in reference to Friedrich Hölderlin's essay "Das Werden im Vergehen" (Becoming in Dissolution) about the magic of the moment, where simultaneously demise and new beginning are expressions of a living whole.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © Natalie Truchsess