This is another photo from Laos. I shot this monk with a book in Huay Xai, Bokeo province.
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. In this respect, UNESCO created both the World Book and Copyright Day and the UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.
The year 2012 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Index Translationum. This international bibliography of translation provides a unique tool for the monitoring of translation flows in the world. UNESCO will celebrate this anniversary by organizing a debate on this instrument.
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emka (82506) 2012-04-23 1:24
Hi Srghei, I didn't know that they all died on the same day of year. I noticed the day of book in Madrid. In Warsaw not so much celebrated - only in one bookshop I could buy with discount :)
Nice photo of the reading monk.
Regards from Amsterdam
jhm (141921) 2012-04-23 4:26
Simple picture with the monk as subject, he read maybe the new learning.
Excellent captured and nice composed. TFS.
Have a nice day,
guld (1042) 2012-04-23 4:30
I like your nerrative. I learned facts I did not know. Thank you. Plus the fact that I had a chance to view an excellent photo. I love the POV in here. The light is very suttle and effective also. Great capture and presentation.
Sergiom (63901) 2012-04-23 5:22
J'aime beaucoup que tu ais conservé l'intimité du moine en pleine lecture. Ce moment de concentration et de réflexion est magnifique.
eldancer1 (29990) 2012-04-23 8:56
Awesome candid shot of this monk enjoying a good book. I like the pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Great colors. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (33426) 2012-04-23 12:59
wonderful peacefully mood composition of this monk reading interesting book with fabulous light, great natural colors, great sharpness, perfect POV and DOF too. Absolutely fantastic photo. An excellenty execution.I like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (36998) 2012-04-23 16:52
Hello my dear Serghei
Yes I also witnessed these secned very much, they are very serious for studying. Very wonderful shot with sharp and clear focisuing via semi-long focus. Great light color touch you presented. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-23 20:55
Nice capture of this monk digging deep into the book he is reading. A well captured shot signifying the world book day. Great capture with nice setting.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day my friend.
tedesse (25133) 2012-04-24 11:10
This is wonderful capture of the monk with a book in Huay Xai. Beautiful frame and nice composition, superb colours and good sharpness.
paololg (31448) 2012-04-25 11:27
Ciao dear Serghei,
beautiful image of this monk caught in a moment of relax. I especially like his pose, spontaneous and natural, he probably did not know to be photographed. Also excellent the photographic quality and the interesting notes. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!