20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A game of soccer in Brooklyn at the piers, looking west toward lower Manhattan and the sunset.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, I left a long time ago but love going back. Sports in the city parks meant basketball, but soccer has joined the scene. I was intrigued by the silhouettes of the runners in the blazing light. Lower Manhattan is on the right (the Brooklyn Bridge is just beyond the picture’s frame). The setting sun provided a deep natural context for the urban landscape of sports, park bench, observers, the umbrella, and the hazy skyscrapers.

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Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Ira Fader