16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
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Tia Maria do Céu hosts a grocery/coffee shop in a remote village in the North of Portugal. Her groceries/coffee shop ends up being the news' center in the village. She's the greatest story-teller and a very genuine person. What attracted me the most was her beauty and somehow the resemblance of a renaissance character. From time to time I visit this village. It has been a few years that I wanted to photograph her, and now, I've finally earned her trust to do it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Pinhel, Portugal
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jose F. Costa