21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
mama oiling her feet

A photo that captures a moment that many around the world can relate to: watching their mother multitasking, applying oil to their skin. I've also entered this photo into The American Experience category, because while it was taken in Germany, we are African-American and the moment feels like one that connects me deeply to my cultural heritage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Germany
Camera: E-M10 Mark III
Copyright: © Laela Sequoia