15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Thanaka on the face of a young student in Mandalay.

Thanaka's use is common all over Myanmar as both sunscreen and cosmetic. At Phaung Daw Oo, a school of nearly 10,000 students in Mandalay, thanaka was used liberally by teenagers, who like students all over the globe, primp carefully for their peers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Adam Trunell