16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sao Bento Station

This is a photo I took in the historic Sao Bento station in Porto, Portugal. Portugal has undergone dramatic and rapid societal change since the fall of Salazar’s dictatorship in 1974 and economic difficulties that have followed. During my time living in Portugal, I became fascinated with photographing the older generation, who seem perplexed and a little lost in a country where traditions and modernity co-exist, compete and clash.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Porto, Portugal
Camera: X-A3
Copyright: © Iris Karaman