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Snake feeding on a fish
Red Footed Boobie on Tower Island
Ancient country
The Goldenland
Undersea? No, under wood!
Fall Surrounds the Capital
Sunset
A female lion
the wizard
Feeding time
Atherton Sunrise
Kissing Beans
Sky Bound I
Lion relaxing in the early morning sun
Half Dome reflection
Mako
Great Kudu
I caught
A Tractor Among the Vineyards
A family of a Phayre's Leaf Monkey
Tiki Torch Scribbles on Sunset
A silent prayer with tears in eyes
So That Is Where They Go
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Kissing Beans

"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.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCA-77M2
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO200
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