21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Baby Girl

In the canvas of my life, my daughter shines as the radiant sun. As a dedicated photographer, my lens often captures the world, leaving little time for respite when I return home. One day, my three-year-old, determined and adorned in her self-chosen attire, approached me with an earnest request – she wanted to take photos herself. Her tiny voice held a big ambition as she declared she wanted to pose on her terms. Curiosity piqued, I handed her the camera, and this moment became the manifestation of her unique vision. In the snapshots that followed, I witnessed the world through her eyes, realizing that even in the pursuit of capturing the external beauty, the most precious moments unfold right at home, painted by the pure and unfiltered creativity of a child.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Lexington Park, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Jonathan Harris