Tears for King

PhotographerAnna Gondek-Grodkiewicz
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryWrocław, Poland
Photo DateOctober 2016
Entry Description

In October 2016 Thais beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in Bangkok at the age of 88. He was the world's longest-reigning monarch in history. Millions of Thais started to mourn after him and couldn't hold tears. 1. Thai girl exhausted during mourning after death of King Rama IX. 2.On saturdays in October 2016 Thais was gathering near the royal palace to cry after their beloved King died. 3.The mourners flow through the river to take part in the collective and national mourning under the Royal Palace. 4.Mourner lost consciousness as a result of exhaustion while mourning the king's death. 5.Young Thai people light candles and sing for the king, saying goodbye to their beloved monarch. (Behind them is the Royal Palace in Bangkok.)