18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Straw Farm

This is a straw farm, located deep in the Brazilian sertão (our outbacks). This straw is extracted from a locally-grown plant named "sisal" (Agave sisalana), then dried under the 40ºC-ish sun and sold for absurdly low prices. These farmers live under nearly inhuman conditions of poverty, in spite of their heavy work.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Unknown - somewhere near Juazeiro, Bahia., Brazil
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Leonardo Ramos