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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Apache Crown Dancer Performing The Spirit Dance

Apache Crown Dancer performing Spirit Dance during festival. Established in 1974 as the Miccosukee Tribe’s showcase festival, Native American Arts & Crafts festival has grown into a multicultural celebration of indigenous cultures showcasing the arts and traditions of Native Americans, Amerindian, First Nations and Aboriginal cultures of the Americas. I waited in the front row of the dance circle for the Apache Crown Dancers to begin their Spirit Dance. Using a wide angle lens with a polarizing filter, I manipulated my angles to capture the spirit of the dance as well as optimizing the lighing situation.

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Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Copyright: © Barbara Robbins