19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Goodbye To A Legend

Five days after the death of basketball player we were all still in shock in the city of Los Angeles. The entire city was still in mourning, still stunned by the news. A person who represented the city for over 20 years, in good times and bad both on and off the court. I decided to take one of my old game used Kobe jersey's and create a time capsule. I put the jersey in a mason jar along with a copy of the Jan 27th, LA Times front page with the Kobe headline. After taking the photos, I threw the time capsule in to the pacific ocean and watched it float off into the horizon. I filmed it floating away, for my friends and family. Looking back I'm so glad that I did it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 7 Plus
Copyright: © Reginald Roberson