20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Martin's Portrait

Martin, his wife Maria, and their son Beto who live in Colquecancha, Peru, had invited me to their house for breakfast. We had a lovely chat through an interpreter, and I wanted to remember the experience and thank them by taking each person's portrait and giving it to them later. Martin, a very diminutive man, maybe 5'4" at best, had a very strong presence that belied his height. The intensity of his expression, I think, makes this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Colquecancha, Peru
Copyright: © Susan Portnoy