20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Read Between the Lines

Medina is the 95 year-old matriarch of a Bisharin nomad family in the Bayuda desert of Sudan. Someone her age is a rarity especially in Sudan where life expectancy is 65. I was captivated by the lines on her face that tell tales of almost a century spent in the desert.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bayuda Desert, Sudan
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Beatrice Wong