18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Boy From the Mountain

This is a boy from one of the villages in the Rhodope Mountains. His name is Yusuf. The people in his village are happy, spiritual and all they carry goodness in their hearts. In a few years’ time, when Yusuf becomes an adult, he will face the dilemma of whether to stay in his village and continue the traditions or go to the city and start leading a modern life. One thing is sure—he will never forget his carefree childhood in the mountains, where his roots are.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Bulgaria
Copyright: © Vladimir Karamazov