Back in 2014, I went on a photographic journey to explore Tibet. On one of my days, I went to visit Tashilunpo Monastery. It was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama and is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. While meandering the many stony walkway inside the monastery, I happen to see this old lady sitting on the bench in silence as if in prayer. A wonderful moment I thought that I would like to keep forever.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 16
Award Score: 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Shigatse, Tibet, China
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.