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Mold Remediation
Joyful girl throwing rose petals after a wedding
My main bicycle front light
Pink Flamingo
Daydream#008
Dragon
Laundry Morning
butterfly on a flower
Sunset After the Storm
Cuban Tody on a Branch
Volcán de Fuego
Bell Pepper
Cheetah in the Serengeti
Allenspark..Church
Holding Court
Rainbow
A fishing black skimmer and reflection
Exhilaration
Point De Fusion iii
Water Gymnastics
Sunset in the evening near a hillock
Frost along the river valley.
Masked Dancers at the Elephant Temple
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Bell Pepper

"Edible Immigrants - the Fruits and Vegetables of Mexico" is my portrait series honoring the culture that travels into our borders. It is my hope that someday we may welcome the people of Mexico like we do the produce. But I wanted to do more than revel in the chromatic spectrum. With "Edible Immigrants," I turned my lens to a symbolic setting. I wanted these images to be a metaphor of the current controversy about immigration. This series is similar to others I have done in that it relates to Latino culture. But I also want to share what I have learned about the origins of the vegetables and fruits that we enjoy. The gardens of Mexico have given us many flavors that have adapted to international cuisine. But there are many tastes that are relatively unknown outside of Mexico.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Al Rendon.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2018
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 1 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCA-77M2
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO100
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