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Autumn at Sandstone Falls
Simple Joy
Classic Barn
Lake Michigan Begins
Riverside
Sunset at Munising MI
Monarch butterfly egg on swamp milkweed flower petal
Red admiral butterfly egg on stinging nettle plant
Confined
Forward and Back
The Time Will Come
Vulnerable Strength
Storm Over Munising Harbor
Rose Petals in Buckets Waiting to be Distributed
Winter Sparrow
Grand Island East Channel Light in Munising
Sandhill Cranes Visiting in the Fog
Rail bridge
Birds Sitting on A Branch in the Water
Cold Melanistic Fox Squirrel
Orchid with snow background
Sunset at Lake Michigan
Wild Rosebud Lit With Sunshine
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Vulnerable Strength

This photo is a piece from the image series I created entitled "The Evolution of an American Woman." It portrays a woman working in a field in the thirties during the Great Depression. The dirt smeared on my model's face, her clutched hands, sorrowful expression, and exposed knee speak of the immense struggles and vulnerabilities women faced during this time combined with the increased responsibility women had in supporting, as well as uplifting, their families. Wives worked beside their husbands in the fields to make ends meet

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Josephine Graham.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
Filed Under: Altered Images
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Lake Orion, Michigan, United States of America