WELCOME TO AMERICA!

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine 2017

Last summer while working on a project about Old Orchard Beach in Maine I came across this wonderful family, recent immigrants from Somalia, Africa. When I spotted them amongst the bathers I asked the father if I could take a family portrait. They were recent arrivals to the United States, probably through the process of political asylum. They stood out on the crowded beach, and it made me proud to live in a country where immigrants are welcome.
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© David Katzenstein
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Lovers Under the Pier – Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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© David Katzenstein

50/50: Netherlands

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While traveling in The Netherlands a number of years ago I took a break from the urban centers and headed for the beaches of Zeeland, the province located in the southwest corner of the country. In summertime the area is flooded with bathers from local towns and neighboring countries, but in early spring when I was there the desolation added to the natural beauty of the terrain. Tides are famously large, with walkways jutting out into the water seeming to lead to islands in the near distance that appear as the water subsides. This image is my homage to Dutch painting, framing a scene within a scene.

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50/50: Argentina, Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal