18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Weaving Women of Nha Trang

It's a hot and steamy day, and I'm walking the back streets of Nha Trang, Vietnam, when I see two elderly women weaving mats early in the afternoon. Despite the oppressive heat, they're animated and laughing, as if they don't have a care in the world. I say hi, give them a smile, and shoot this: A second in time of the human condition.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam
Camera: iPhone 7
Copyright: © David Challenger