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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Need for freedom

A man and a boy launching a kite in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. The number of kites in the sky increased drastically during the month of lockdown in Bali. As it turned out, it merely coincided with the season of ripening rice, when the kites are used to scare away birds; but it felt like though the people were expressing their longing for freedom through this vicarious flight...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Denpasar, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin