12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Happiness in Simplicity

Walking through a small village in Peru, I saw an elderly woman sitting on a hillside, spinning alpaca wool into thread. I asked if I could take her picture and she reluctantly agreed... for a price. I handed her a few pesos and she allowed me to take exactly one picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Cuzco , Peru
Copyright: © Benjamin Chapman