18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Face of the Andes

Colombia, a place of extreme beauty and a dark past, where wars and ruin once dominated the region has been hidden from the world for decades. Today, Colombia features unimaginable diversity, surrounded by majestic mountains and native forests, where indigenous, black, white communities share the gifts of this land in harmony. Despite the oppressive violence that once threatened the region, the country now blooms with hope.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Jardin, Colombia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Juan Felipe Giraldo