16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Shwedagon Sun

I was walking circles around Shwedagon Pagoda at noon - when it is the hottest. This Buddhist monk ('Sayadaw' in Burmese) had improvised a sun block by lifting extra lengths from his robe onto his head. The black space border is meant to add space and framing to the Sayadaw in this moment in time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Copyright: © Christopher Oo