16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Palenquera Cartagena

Portrait of a "Palenquera" in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Palenquero is the only Spanish-based creole in Latin America. The ethnic group which speaks creole consists of less than 8,000 people. Palenquero is spoken in Colombia, in the village of San Basilio de Palenque. In addition to the well know pineapples, papayas and bananas, they sell "Nisperos, Zapotes, Tomate de Arbol (tree tomatoe) and Mamey" less known to tourists.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Juan Osorio