May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

Light in the Dark

Photograph by Mel Kevin Jumangit, National Geographic Your Shot

Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, the capital of the Philippine province of Cebu. The large festival of cultural and religious pageantry honors the Santo Niño, or child Jesus, whose statue is held aloft here by a colorfully costumed “queen.”

Jumangit’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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4 comments
ishwar meena
ishwar meena

if u look at the picture, it contains a different reaction/face expression by the ladies.

Margarita Maria Arias
Margarita Maria Arias

traditions  remain and are richer  when they are far from turism, political domain, money.  those girls know that they are beautiful, don´t need the light of flashes; they believe in what are doing,  and enjoy it.  their reverence is touching…  what an image !!!!

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