16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The tenderness of your touch

This is a couple of graduate students who live in a small room in the hostel of the city of Kiev. There is a Ukrainian proverb: "With a beloved man and paradise in a hut." I think they are just like that. They have so few human goods, their home is a small room with old furniture and a bed, but look at them, what harmony in the female touch, what strength in this male Slavic look.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Kate Palyshniuk