18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A lifelong resident of Volosyanka

Maria Hrytsiv, a lifelong resident of Volosyanka, has barely set foot outside the village where she raised her five children. Here, the 87-year-old is seen stepping out of her ‘summer kitchen’—a traditional spruce structure that is typically built alongside a main house. This section is used to preserve summer produce, but despite its seasonal moniker, it is used year round.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Volosyanka, Ukraine
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Artur Abramiv