Judith Barnett, The Future of the Fourth , This picture was taken of my granddaughter by my daughter at the annual 4th of July parade in Brewster, MA. my granddaughter (and her sister) are the future, full of patriotism, enthusiasm, and joy. I believe her smile and spirit epitomizes the best of the American Moment.
"A mother gives birth to her son. This photograph captured a momentous introduction of a mother and baby's first exchange. The baby is suspended in time, half way inside his mother and the world; being guided out by his mother's own hands. Photograph was captured by friend and doula of the mother." National Geographic Photo Contest, Photo and caption by Tara Garner
Fumiko Hayashida, a young mother of thirty-one, carries her 13 month-old daughter Natalie Kayo, holding her teddy bear, on March 30, 1942, along the Eagledale Ferry landing as she walked surrounded by armed soldiers to a waiting ferry on Bainbridge Island that would send her to Manzanar Internment Camp in California arriving by train on April 1, 1942. Photo for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Cynthia B Cummings, Shenandoah, This photo of my daughter resting during a hike in Shenandoah National Park epitomizes for me an iconic American Moment—the family vacation. It represents that magical time when children get a break from school, and parents take time from work, to retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. I also like the way my daughter is dwarfed by the trees, the rocks, the waterfall, the sheer grandeur of it all.