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Beyond the Gate

"Beyond the Gate" by photographer Miles Feinknopf

"Beyond the Gate"
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 2023
Photographer: Miles Feinknopf
Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Home Country: United States
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Honorable Mention
2023 International Photography Exhibition

"This photo captures a torii gate right outside the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto. The torii gate represents a spiritual barrier between the mundane and the sacred and I wanted to capture that in a photo that focuses less on the people walking through it and more on the gate itself. Its form, color, and scale all contribute to its powerful presence and the cultural significance it holds. Set against a clear sky this photo reminds me of the power and beauty these gates posses."