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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
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This photo of a tall vanilla bean frappuccino drizzled in caramel from Starbucks captured for Instagram speaks to the culture of today. It is a popular chain of coffee. It is self aggrandizing in its sharing a simple drink with an immediate audience of "followers". It is the capitalization on hipster culture. It is selfie. It is now.

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Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Long Beach, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Kiona Jones