19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Auntie Leona, the oldest person in Mayabo

Auntie Leona does not remember her age, though she is believed to be around 100. She never went to school, never married and has never taken a Western medicine. But she is still active in the community and embodies the village that raises the child.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mayabo, Tubo, Abra, Philippines
Copyright: © Ivan Rupes