19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Inhabitant of off-grid village Matavenero is standing next to San Pedro cactus in his house.

Jürgen Pluindrich stands next to the San Pedro cactus that he grows in his house and uses for for sweat hat ceremonies he organises in his village Matavenero. He was given the house in exchange for three weeks of labour when helping out another resident, more than 20 years ago. Jürgen tells how he could not find his place in society, beteen all asphalt and concrete. Here, in the mountains, in his minimalist house, he feels he belongs.(Matavenero, 5-4-2021)

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Matavenero, Spain
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Sanne Derks