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Wildebeest and zebras at a water hole in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Storms Pass. Run On...
The Rose of Sharon
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The Rose of Sharon

As a Korean student raised in the United States, I have often questioned the westernized idea of beauty. Nowadays, embellished with flashy colors and extravagant details, beauty is often portrayed in a superficial sense. However, real beauty is generated from the inside, where the subject is finally able to be honest, strong, and mature after overcoming a period of darkness. This photograph is a representation of the true beauty of Korea, my motherland, which had gone through years of colonization and prosecution and finally grew as a strong, independent nation. In this photo, each woman wearing a traditional Korean costume is representing one petal of the Rose of Sharon, the national flower of Korea. The dark background represents the period of darkness, while the flowing dress represents a desire for freedom.

TAGS: Beauty, California, Dark, Traditional, United States

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© Joong Min Cho.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2014
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 18, 2014, 7:56 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Los Angeles, California, United States of America