18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Beneath the Polka Dots

Workers at night installing the latest Yayoi Kusama sculpture on the Japnese island of Naoshima. Yayoi Kusama is most famous for her giant polka dotted pumpkin sculptures. This latest installing attempts to "peel away" the polka dots to expose the "true fruit" underneath. It is suppose to be a commentary on today's proliferation of fake news. (Note, due to all the global travel ban this year, I was only able to travel from my bedroom to my kitchen. So I have to make do with what I have. In this case, it was a Mandarin orange and two model train figurines).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Copyright: © Brian Yen