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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Helen. A cancer survivor with 35 surgeries to her face feeds pigeons on Boston Common.

Helen, a cancer survivor with 35 surgeries to her face for reconstruction feeds pigeons on Boston Common. I was drawn to her surrounded by birds and began to photograph, as I did so I could see there was something different about her face but was focused on her expression. When I stopped she began to tell me about her experience as a cancer survivor.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Michael Manning