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Chimpanzee
Will the Magic Happen?
Red soil
Enjoying a day in nature.
A girl and her dog
Enchantress
Reflexes
Desert mountains at Wadi Rum in Jordan
Baby spreading its wings
Easter Festivities
Blue dragonfly on wood bridge.
Mamey
Winter Birds on the Columbia
Misty forest waterfall.
Look at my Chameleon
Gondolas in Flight
Flaminco dancer
A chimpanzee grooming it's child
wall plant
Rainbow over Iguazu Falls
Bihu Dance in the festival of Durga Puja
Varieties of Banana
Baby croc
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mamey

"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: 11
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCA-77M2
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO100
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