21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Contrast of Time: Echoes of Tradition and Youth

In the heart of a Balinese art gallery, an interesting encounter unfolds. A young Balinese dancer, after her performance has just concluded, finds solace in the quiet companionship of an elderly woman. Their juxtaposition is a living canvas. The dancer embodies the grace and vibrancy of youth, her eyes alight with dreams, curiosity and the anticipation of stories to be written. Beside her, the elderly Balinese woman sits, her face representing a life journey, each wrinkle a testament to experiences lived and lessons learned. The dancer's form, still resonating with the energy of her dance, contrasts the still presence of the elderly woman.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Bali, Indonesia
Copyright: © Diana Ishii