18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
MJ as sidewalk art

A sidewalk chalk artist puts the finishing touches on a portrait of Michael Jackson in Baños, Ecuador. The cultural influence of the U.S. has always been substantial in Latin America, even more so in Ecuador in recent years since the dollarization of the economy a couple decades ago. And, of course, who is more representative of U.S. culture than MJ?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Baños, Ecuador
Camera: Moto Z (2)
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