13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A man first: hours before a U.S. Navy sailor's overseas deployment
The picture was taken inside a coffee shop just two hours before this man was scheduled to fly out to his next U.S. naval station. He spent his last hours with family and friends. I think black and white captures his youth, his composure, and his concerns of the upcoming overseas deployment. All of these elements work together to display this man's evocative handsomeness.
© Kristy Cummings.
All rights reserved.
||The American Experience
||July 16, 2015, 4:34 p.m.