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The Eiffel Tower from below
unique printed cat
Yellowtumn
Serendipity
a vendor in muzaffarabad
Baboon eating a sausage fruit.
Lion Dance
Leaves Begin to Fall in DC
Summer at White Sands National Monument
Green plant with beautiful center.
Floral frills
Honey Mangos
Prairie Burning in Central Wisconsin
On the Brooklyn Bridge
Happy New Year
Sunrise rainbow shadow
My city
Baby hippos napping by mother's side
Juvenile leopard
Drauguignan
Hanging Out
Squaring off
Rhinoceros hornbill pop art
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Honey Mangos

"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.

TAGS: Fruit, Texas

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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: 07.2018
Total Views: 12
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCA-77M2
Focal Length: 60mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO50
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