18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile

This photo was taken in Washington, DC, during what was at the time considered the last Rolling Thunder ever. I captured many amazing images that day, but I thought this was really the most striking. The Washington Monument dominates the background and the lone man on his motorcycle, casually riding, really stands out. I think there's a lot to say here about legacy, about equality, history, and the United States as a whole. The solidarity and unity, particularly strong during this Rolling Thunder, is captured in the image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: SM-G950U
Copyright: © Samantha Ouellette