19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Traditional Games; the indoor edition

The photograph symbolizes the essence of playing the game of Pallanguzhi, a traditional Indian game of strategy. The game is often played under the cool shade of the largest tree in the village. This is a game of eye-hand coordination and concentration, hence requiring a comforting yet competitive environment. The photograph symbolizes the tradition of playing the game, right from the location to the atmosphere. Considering the pandemic, the game is placed under the shade of an indoor bonsai tree. The leaves hovering over the game also signify the natural material of the product. The texture on the tile signifies raw nature and the warmth symbolize the comfort of tradition and values.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Chennai, India
Camera: iPhone XR
Copyright: © Sanjana Ramakrishnan