19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

The veranda in the old apartment was full of plants that Sae-hyun's grandmother was taking care of. In summer the veranda is a microcosm of nature and also a small oasis. Sae-hyun posed on the small veranda. The midsummer heat and his eyes, which are hard to see where he is looking, made me choose this photo. Photography presents a moment when a familiar entity becomes unfamiliar. What kind of existence will Sae-hyun be perceived by the viewer looking at this picture? Fear and anticipation arise at the same time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: South Korea
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Hyunmin Ryu