17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A. Nancy Faith: Age 19, with her daughter L. Mary Hope: Age 5 Working in quarry for 10 years. Her daughter helps her whenever she can. Nancy breaks rocks into gravel & earns 10,000 ($2.80) p/d

Photographing the women in front of mosquito netting serves a dual purpose. The materials quasi transparency partially isolated the women from their environment and at the same time it allowed them to be noticed and valued for their labor and economic contributions. It serves as a metaphor for the preventive care that is often lacking where needed most, since over 6,000 Ugandan children under the age of five die each year from malaria.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Gulu, Uganda
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Dan Nelken