Incense workers

  • Photographer
    Azim Khan Ronnie
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Shana Nys Dambrot Graphically and chromatically this image is absolutely arresting. I love how it also evokes other sensations of space and even scent, a surreal take on nature and fractals. But at the same time it represents physical labor in an ages-old tradition. A lot to think about as well as look at. Really more than looking, it's like the eyes absorb it.

    Dawn Whitmore

  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    Shutter Speed: 1/250 ISO: 100 Aperture: f/5 Sensor Type: Cropped Sensor

Vietnamese workers sits surrounded by thousands of incense sticks in Quang Phu Can, a village in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the sticks have been traditionally made for hundreds of years. Incense plays an important role in the spiritual lives of Vietnamese people. People use incense in all worship activities. The bamboo bundles are arranged on the ground on sunny days so as to dry them. To make the incense sticks the bamboo is first split in two, cleaned and dusted and then a third of the stick is coloured red, purple or yellow. To dry them the sticks are laid out on the ground.

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