18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Ryan (Salad Days Series)

“For years I got teased and was self-conscious about my hair/hairline. I would always wear a hat to hide it. The times when a hat wasn’t an option became the most stressful moments. I finally made the jump to embrace my genetic code and shave it all off. I now look back at those times and wonder why it took so long to overcome it.” - Ryan

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Mauricio Murillo