19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The old man plays the flute and accordion.

The old man, dressed in Serbian folk costume, plays two instruments typical of Serbian original music - accordion and flute. He comes to the center of Sokobanja every day and plays to earn money and survive difficult retirement days.He is sometimes ridiculed, but most tourists respect him and love his music, energy and enthusiasm.His hard life can be seen on his face. If you ever meet him, give him your attention and your respect (if you don't have money), he will be grateful for the rest of his life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2021
Photo Location: Sokobanja, Serbia
Camera: DSC-HX300
Copyright: © Jelena Jankovic