October 13, 2014

Prado Museum, Madrid

Photograph by Geoff Pingree

30 Years in Pictures
Celebrate National Geographic Traveler's first three decades with flashes from the past.

Geoff Pingree, a professor of cinema studies and English at Oberlin College in Ohio, took this photograph at Madrid's Prado Museum, which was staging theatrical performances inspired by masterworks by Spanish artists. Performers are dressed as Spanish King Philip IV and his second wife, Mariana of Austria. The photo won the grand prize in the 2008 Traveler World in Focus Photo Contest. Senior photo editor Carol Enquist and associate photo editor Ben Fitch discuss the image and what makes it so powerful.



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