16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Difficult Goodbye

Every week this Christian mission would bus in different churches from around the United States to spend a week engaging the youth on an Apache reservation in Arizona. I joined and captured the last day of a Korean-American church youth group's visit. They bonded deeply with the Apache kids by bringing them lunch, toys and spending hours playing with them daily. Their goodbyes were tear and emotion filled especially for the Korean American kids who would not likely be returning next year because they were leaving for college

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Samantha Broxton