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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A family riding scooters on subway platform.

The photo was taken on a Sunday afternoon. I was waiting for my train at a subway station as I was on my way to my mother's newly-purchased and first ever home (American dream!) to help her clean-up. Then I saw a family of three riding scooters on the platform across mine. I can’t help but document such an intriguing moment to see how they unapologetically sprinted on the platform and completely disregarded other fellow passengers. Other passengers seemingly did not care either. It reminds me, a first-generation immigrant, of why the U.S. is called “the land of the free”.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6400
Copyright: © Shing-Hay Wong