20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Emigdio El Mezcalero, Oaxaca

Emigdio learned the ways of mezcal production from his grandfather. Three generations of knowledge goes into each of his bottles. Perched at around 5,000 above sea level outside of Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Emigdio’s palenque is about two and a half hours south of Oaxaca City in the arid rolling hills of the Nanche district (16°23'51.4"N 96°33'03.5"W).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Greg Davis