15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
the dream catchers

I was walking down Coney Island on a rainy afternoon when I took this photo. The gaze of these men captured me, as it was in striking contrast with the colors, the happiness, the hope Coney Island is often portrayed with. I saw their eyes captured with nostalgia for their homeland, notwithstanding their desire to catch the American dream. A dream they maybe soon had to wake up from, to face reality and all the difficulties that being eradicated brings within.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Bianca Mundo