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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Lady

This is a self portrait of myself. I have always been a fan of more abstract, editorial and dark images, so I was playing around with my aesthetic. It is an image the plays on life as a teenager in America. It is in black and white because often we are still learning to see things as more than what they are. My eyes are closed and the image feels somber because we are all struggling with our own things, but there is still motion (as seen with my hair) because we are all working to keep going.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Edgewater, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Azra Schorr