21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Harmony at Altitude: Life and Faith

Capturing the essence of life near the Seda Wuming Buddhist Academy, this photograph tells a tale of harmony and faith at nearly 4000 meters above sea level. The vivid red attire of local Tibetan residents stands out against the earthy slopes, as they gaze back at their homes. The seamless coordination of colors between the residents' clothing, the residential area, and the Buddhist Academy reflects the unity and symbiosis between the locals, their living spaces, and their spiritual sanctuary. In this snapshot, the residents reveal how, amidst the challenges of high altitude, they steadfastly uphold their beliefs and coexist harmoniously with nature, safeguarding their sacred haven.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: China
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Violet Lin