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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A New Mexican front yard

Clay pottery is common decor for front yards located in the Southwestern United States, and the main art form of many local tribes. Stucco is the most common finishing material on the exterior walls of New Mexican houses; an homage to the days when native people sealed their abode with mud using their own two hands. And this stark contrast of brilliant blue and earthy brown is representative of the cool and warm colors of the Southwest.

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Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ200
Copyright: © Sasha Johnson