Carolina Global Photo Competition: Rice Needs Rain

2019 Carolina Global Photo Competition

Thematic Spotlight: Food For All | “Rice Needs Rain” | Changunarayan, Bhaktapur, Nepal | Photo by Ashton Eleazer '19

I first noticed the strength of the women in the rice fields carrying branches twice their size on their backs. Bin Maya Tamang, 65, told me that she’d been working on the plantation by herself since her husband passed and her son left for Qatar seeking work. In the middle of our conversation, it began to rain and Tamang laughed, calling my presence good luck.