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9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
With his back to the photographer, the Kathakali dancer recites prayers as he prepares to embody the God Krishna before the dance performance. Before him lay two more dancers who spend hours applying

With his back to the photographer, the Kathakali dancer recites prayers as he prepares to embody the God Krishna before the dance performance. Before him lay two more dancers who spend hours applying makeup and preparation for this ritual dance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2009
Date Uploaded: 12.2011
Photo Location: India
Camera: COOLPIX P3
Copyright: © Larissa Fardelos