21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Dawn's Labor

This photo shows the mental of the physical challenge of the morning's harvest. Buckets filled above the brim with grapes are a testament of the workers' physical endurance. Mentally, workers have to be alert to ward off threats from predators like poisonus snakes, black widows, all while working in the dark and meticulously selecting only the best clusters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Erica Falbaum