14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Lamey Dhura Eldest

She is the eldest person in her hamlet, Lamey Dhura inside the Singalila forest area. During her day, she mostly sits in the kitchen and keeps herself warm by the burning logs, used to cook meals for the family and trekkers who drop by. Her two great-granddaughters checks up on her from time to time, making sure that she is warm and cozy. She strains her ears to listen to what they have to say, flashing a toothless smile occasionally. This has been her home for almost 70 years. She was 98 then.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Lamey Dhura village, West Bengal, India., India
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Shantanu Saha