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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Ghanaian-American II

Ghanaian-American juxtaposes my American upbringing with my Ghanaian heritage. The subject wears the American flag as a durag, which represents my experience growing up as a black male in America. The ankara backdrop represents the consistent role that Ghanaian culture has played in my life. Ghanaian-American challenges the notion of duality: does one culture take precedence over the other or can they co-exist?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: EZ Controller
Copyright: © Lloyd Foster