13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
On a straw mat, the bellows operator sits.

Bida, Nigeria is famous for handmade glass beads and bangles. The bellow operator carries on the rhythmic air flow into the furnace by a constant push and pull of the wood staves that fans the fire for the glass maker to fashion glass beads.

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Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2015
Photo Location: Bida, Nigeria
Copyright: © Lesley Lababidi