I met this old lady while visiting the Gangtey Gompa Monastery in Phobjekha district Bhutan. It was a quiet morning. All the monks at the monastery were away attending a festival. She was one of the handful of people at the monastery. She had such a unique face that when my tour guide asks me whether I would like to take her picture, I immediately said yes! It was quite a sunny day so I had my tour guide positioned her under a roof shade and took a portrait of her.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 30
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Phobjekha District | Bhutan
Photographer: Shirren Lim (Jakarta, Indonesia) Registered
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. To her, the expressions people wear are so beautiful, so telling, so uncovered in their sincerity. With her photo-taking, she tries and does justice to capture humanity in its many forms. Shirren’s work has been described as intense and earthy with her simple composition cutting to the heart of the subject matter. As a child, she had flipped through many of her father’s National Geographic magazines, but it was Steve McCurry’s 1984 “Afghan Girl” that she recall two decades later. That is what she wants to do with her life. She believes, someday, she can able to capture that one moment that could change the world. Her work has appeared in several web and printed magazines.