Child Photo Competition 2020 No 1 : Entry Number 31

Judges Comment

What could that boy be thinking? The angle of the head and those beautiful big eyes give us a glimpse into the soul of that boy.

Photographers Comment

This boy was with his Mum and Dad at a Community mealsite called St. Ben's Community Meal in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I could tell by there expressions that like many of the guests there that they had fallen on particularly difficult times. As a volunteer and photographer I do a calendar project for the meal and one thing that we emphasize is finding dignity and individuality in our guests even in the face of hardship. I do offer to do free shoots for the families there being part of the Help-Portrait program for years. And what is interesting about this family is that the Mum used some of the prints that I gave her to help launch this young child on a modeling career.