The American Experience
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photo contest slideshow
Cockatoo inca
Stretch
Emu sand dunes
The edge of twilight
Outback frogmouth
Rays
Emu mirage
In beauty i walk
Believe
Migration Rest
Heavenly Devotion
America Seen 4
Baboon Face Paint
Holly Bush
Sugar Skull Face Paint
Black salt
People and a dune buggy in Huacachina
Pay attention
Duck highlighted against mist coming up from water
Final act...
Singing Hole, men
After the Rain
Squid
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
America Seen 4

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 8. 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. These images depict anger, frustration, and rejection, at the same time as people look for hope, identity, and new direction.

TAGS: America, Arizona, Landscape, Road

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Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Member since 2014
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 29mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Acrosanti, Arizona, United States of America