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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Exi[s]t

Growing up in the city from South Korea, I was the person who loved to walk more than driving or using MTA. I walk down the crowded streets in NYC, and wondered myself how many people in this streets know that I am here. I sometimes feel I am an outcast or overwhelmed when I walk in the middle of NYC. This project started with a simple question, “Do they know that I am exist?” I want to capture my emotion by photographing self-portrait and by using the chair in massively crowed streets in NYC, I want to present my existence as well as my uncertainty with blurred face expression.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © HaleLee Seoyeon