18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Friends looking after one another while outside on a picnic

A small group of my friends gathered in a park spending a quiet evening together. Through this period of our lives, we learned to appreciate each moment given the opportunity to share. Being alone with myself and my family for so long, I was more mindful of my behavior and habits. I become more conscious of the relationships I formed independently of my family, such as with friends.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Miami, Florida, United States of America
Camera: EZ Controller
Copyright: © Lauren Mendoza