13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Little Jade (age 2) seeks refuge in her mother’s arms during an unusually hot 4th of July in Barrow, Alaska. For every Independence Day celebration, a baby pageant called Top of the World is held. Local babies hit the runways with full traditional attires made of different furs hunted by family members, designed and hand-stitched. Each piece that Jade is wearing was confectioned by her mother. Given the high temperatures, keeping the kids wearing their heavy parkas was an ordeal. Having a 70°F degree day in Arctic Alaska is rarity even during the summer, when temperatures average 42°F.
This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here
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||Nov. 17, 2015, 7:18 p.m.
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