13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Growing up is fun!

The American Dream consists of everything from baseball and apple pie to football and senior prom. The American Dream comes with an experience. In my photo "Growing Up is Fun," I've captured two relatable experiences; a young girl in braces and Disney ears. Most people, young and old, have experienced the awkward and embarrassing time in their lives of wearing braces. It was and has been a part of growing up in American culture. Disney by far is the most recognizable brand in the world, originally residing in our own US of A. It is a dream of many to go the "most magical place in the world." The two experience make up just a little of what many consider "The American Dream."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © Teresa Alvarez