15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A young student sits pensively in a classroom window.
The best photographs, in my mind, are stolen moments. When subjects are unaware of the camera, lost in their own life. At Phaung Daw Oo, a school in Mandalay with nearly 10,000 students on a campus no bigger than a city block, stolen moments are hard to come by. With the door closed, the classroom empty, and a dreamy canal behind the school, this student managed the impossible at the vivid school: a quiet moment.
© Adam Trunell.
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 12:34 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark II