18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Once With the Earth

The Bena people, an ethnic group in Ethiopia, live in continuous contact with the earth.⁠ In this picture, Dobi stands proudly among the thin stems of her sorghum, a very important crop, used for food and especially for the production of home-brewed beer.⁠

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Camera: IQ250
Copyright: © Mauro De Bettio