May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

Fan Girls

Photograph by Kate Parker, National Geographic Your Shot

“We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan,” writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. Parker had volunteered to take a friend’s children outside after an early dinner out. “This was shot in July in Georgia,” she writes. “Lots of restaurants have these huge fans outside in case anyone is looking to sweat while they eat. [As] soon as the girls saw the fan, they were drawn right to it.” Parker recalled doing this herself as a child. “It is universal. I knew I wanted to capture that moment ... yelling freely, with the wind blowing their hair, and just being kids.”

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9 comments
Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith

I remember doing the same thing growing up in the 1960s. Your shot reminds me of something from LIFE magazine and was a refreshing memory.  Just goes to show us, times change but kids are still kids at heart as they always have been.

Karen Newman
Karen Newman

So tangible!  Brings a wide smile each time I look at this super capture!! 

Kim Vannatta
Kim Vannatta

Yes, we've all done that. Brings back great memories of childhood. Love the black and white.


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