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Rainbows over Yellowstone's Grand Canyon
Short Horned Lizard
Sunset on Opunohu Bay
Sequoia Grooves
Life above the Clouds
Marmot Peek a Boo
Living with art
A bird, a plane...a hummingbird moth
Painapo Beach Tiki God
Tarpana, a Libation for Late
Wild Horses Enjoying a New Grazing Site
America Seen 3
Lake Teyrn, Snowdonia National Park
I may be here, but I'm not all there
Enjoying the Sunrise
Priceless smile
Autumn Leaves in Rain
Dangal(Indian Wrestling)
The Most Grand Selfie
Protection at an entrance to a supermarket
Walking in the park
Halloween costume party we attended in Michigan
A jaunt through Killarney.
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
America Seen 3

American culture has always had a big influence on me. I still remember being intrigued by the colorful characters of Sesame Street at the age of eight. When I entered adolescence, forced by my family to attend boarding school, Hollywood movies were my only escape from overwhelming schoolwork. Later, as a Literature major in college, American literature helped me understand Western culture. I left my family in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States fifteen years ago to further explore American culture. Since then, I have been photographing the daily life of the country in cross-country road trips as a document of collective memory, and personal diaries. The photo series “America Seen” is the metaphorical representation of the divided emotions of Americans after the 2016 Presidential election. All photos were taken in the United States between 2013 and 2017. These images depict anger, frustration, and rejection, at the same time as people look for hope, identity, and new direction.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Member since 2014
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 30, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 61mm
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Aperture: f2.8
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PHOTO LOCATION Tombstone, Arizona, United States of America