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Classic Dairy Queen at Night
Natures Beauty
Mushrooms growing
My Hallowen Day Ride
This is happiness
Night of a sellman
Man in blue
A Child
Tiger-striped Metallic-green Bee on Flower
Spiderman
Story Time
Us and Them
Sunrise in the Rockies
Family Shabbat Celebration at the Western Wall
Smile despite adversity
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Barely There
Magical thinking
Discovery Bay Beach, Jamaica
Barren Admiration
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Shops in Ximending
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Us and Them

"Us and Them" captures a young woman centered in the picture frame with a cityscape in the background. She appears to be standing on a balcony of a building surrounded by skyscrapers. She is bold in her stands and her facial expression. Her wavy hair is long and covers her body down to her hips, as if she was wearing an armor to protect her against life in this city. Her outfit is simple and uneventful, unlike her life in this city. New York City surrounds her with tall buildings and cold people. It is her against NYC. She manages to survive on the outside, but no one gets to see her inside struggles. The young woman is my daughter Sarah, who often serves as my model. The title "Us and Them" refers to me and her against this big city.

TAGS: New York, Portrait

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Salisbury, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Petra Bernstein.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2018
Total Views: 40
Filed Under: The American Experience
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 27, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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