Smithsonian Photos


When in need of a 5-minute break between now and March 29th, check out Smithsonian’s recently-announced finalists for their 10th Annual Photocontest, and vote for your favorite. Divided into categories of: The Natural World; Travel; People; Americana; and Altered Images, the magazine collects some of the finest photojournalism globally. “People Harvesting Salt at Sunset,” by Hoang Giang Hai of Vietnam (above), shows a magical perspective of salt farmers, with the brilliant sun and clouds reflected in the water between salt piles. All of the images represent well the brilliant photography that Smithsonian continues to support and honor.