18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Valley of the dolls

Gels can get you far in this world. This is one of my first experimentations with gels in a community run garden in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Gardens are an act of resistance and I wanted to capture the magic that they hold for the commutes that build them and live among them.

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Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Nava Derakhshani