6th place in Kids

This photograph, taken by Dominique Cabrelli, was awarded 6th place in the Kids category for the WPJA's 2007 BRIDES Magazine.

Judges Comments

  • My two-year old son is addicted to his pacifier. So, I immediately connected with these three girls who obviously were refused access to their primary addiction. A thumb has to suffice and says, "We may be dressed like young adults but we're still babies." Thus, the juxtaposition of two colliding worlds discovered in a moment is a wonderful example of fine photojournalism. Nothing says childhood like sucking your thumb. Photograph demonstrates alertness to nuance in a scripted situation. A nice, candid shot. Not only are the girls sucking their fingers, they have removed their gloves to do so. I love that the littlest girl in the background is the only one not sucking her thumb yet she is the one you would expect. I love how intense these three little girls are. Sweet and soft moment. Adorable and yet...subversive.

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