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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Home built on fire

Chatan built most of the houses in his village using natural rock and mortar. I captured this moment as his Granddaughter and him watched the fire heating rocks piled underneath, making them easier to break afterwards to make the mortar.

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Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Pattna Village, Uttarakhand , India
Copyright: © Jelle Verwer