18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Standing of the cross

The people of Huarocondo, in the highlands of Peru, carry a heavy, giant cross as they climb up to more than 15,000 feet, to stand it up atop their highest mountain. Powered by faith and community, this is a feat they repeat time and again.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Huarocondo., Peru
Camera: LEICA M MONOCHROM (Typ 246)
Copyright: © Daniel Torres