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Division of Labor
Photograph by Stephen Ferry

Clad in traditional white tunics, Arhuaco men in the village of Bunkwimake scrape fiber from the leaves of agave cactus. Women spin the fiber into thread and weave it into bags. The men weave the thread into stiff white hats.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M6
Film Type:  Kodachrome 200
Lens: 28mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/11.8
Weather Conditions: Direct sun with a bit of morning fog taking the edge off
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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