19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Manasthiti - The State of Mind

Manasthiti means “State of Mind”. The Portrait personifies the phase of Life we all have been through, at least once, in the past 2 years. The mental conflict of - fear of the deadly virus AND the rebellion within us wanting to break the restrictions & rise, yet once again. The mixed emotions of Fear, Regret, Struggle & Optimism of building back condense into a bold portrait of a young girl. She metaphors these mental states.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Kolhapur, India
Camera: iPhone SE (1st generation)