19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Laundry Day

Women. The go-getters of mankind. We innately hold the world on our shoulders. I love this shot of an Italian woman on laundry day, in her slippers, on her stoop having a cigarette. To me, she represents the industrious female. Is it European smoking culture or a stress break? Her expression and body language suggest that she is having a morning, but who am I to make that call? Just another woman, bystanding and observing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Burano, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ellen Stryker Bischoff