21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Sunny Elegy

On this canvas of dried sorrow, a silent requiem for a life untold. Despite the fact that Nazaré is known in the world for its gigantic waves, with the surf competition, one of the oldest traditions of the country rests on the nearby beach: sun-drying fish. 89 years old Manuela has been drying and selling fish since she was 7. This ancestral tradition is a feminine skill that has been passed down from mothers to daughters over the years and is still alive today.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Nazare, Portugal
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Martin Miklas