PhotographerSuh Yeon Won
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySeoul, Korea, Republic of
Photo Date2016
Entry Description

My grandfather’s elderly housekeeper is the most formidably hard-working person I’ve ever known. She wakes up before the rest of the world does to tend to my grandfather’s needs, tirelessly putting him before herself at all times. Our family’s love for her precedes my own existence in this life, as she has been a loyal assistant to his household for decades. Here, I wanted to capture her essence: the grooves in her face from years of labor, the slight smile she still wears despite physical hardship, and her willingness to go the extra mile even after so many years of service.