18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Abu Dhabi Void

I'm an expat living in Abu Dhabi -- a world that in many ways feels familiar and at the same time distant, empty. I stopped along the highway when returning from a nearby mall and made a photograph of an empty billboard with my iPhone. It was mid day and the sun was strong but I wanted the image harsh without a fantasy element. I've always been fascinated by the billboards lining the pristine highways - advertising idyllic housing developments. But this one was empty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max
Copyright: © Wendy Bednarz