Tharanga Kariyawasam ‘Loss and aging in a life cycle’, 2017
This stirring portrait of a man tell us about the hardship he has encountered in his life. Focusing on his compelling physiognomy, the photographer carves out the shades of resilience and dignity that mirror the age and poverty of the man. Anonymous, he is relegated to the margins of society, where Sri Lanka’s conflict between tradition and modernity takes its largest toll. Nevertheless, the man faces the camera with a shy smile, allowing the photographer an intimate glimpse into his inner self.