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Prayer Beast

Location: Boudhanath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal – August, 2017
Photographer: Steven Kenworthy
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

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In the artist’s own words: “When I first saw this elderly monk, I felt that maybe it would feel cheap or patronizing to photograph him while praying. After doing a second lap around the temple, I thought to myself - this is a core piece of their culture and it deserves to be shared. This man’s faith is his whole life and that’s powerful I think no matter what lens you choose to see it through.”

Prayer Beast - Photographer Steven Kenworthy