21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A New York City police woman still amid the chaos

It was my first day in New York City, as part of my summer holiday with my family and the bustling nature of it immediately captivated me. When I saw this NYPD police woman controlling traffic on the 34th street I was extremely fascinated by this image, as in Europe you barely ever see anything like this, so I took a couple of pictures hoping to capture the dichotomy between the chaotic nature of the city and the controlled and authoritative demeanor of the traffic lady.

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Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Tommaso Guandalini