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No Pain, No Power
Photograph by Sarah Leen

Ringing in the annual tattoo festival, Thais gather in a Buddhist temple to help a monk brand this young man and hundreds like him, bestowing upon them ancient Khmer prayers and the spiritually protective power of animal images. For many people in many lands, skin offers a canvas for artistic, religious, and cultural expression.


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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