16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
St, tace, ausculta modo.

Photographic mise en scene showing an intimidating masked man holding a knife in "Porte de la Chapelle" a so-called Parisian "no-go zone". The man seems to require silence. Indeed, crime happens quietly, often with a knife, so noise is totally avoided. The latin phrase "St, tase, ausculta modo", meaning "shh, be quiet, listen only" is an excerpt from "Mostellaria", a play by the Roman author Plautus.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Paris, France
Camera: DSC-RX100M2
Copyright: © Mayar Ariss