3rd place in Toasting/Speeches

British Columbia, Canada

Jenna Shouldice

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This photograph, taken by Jenna Shouldice, was awarded 3rd place in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2015 Q4 Photography Contest.

Judges Comments

  • It can be tough being a kid. Having to suffer a wedding was likely bad enough for this young man, but insult was added to injury, I suspect, when he discovered he had to sit politely, front row center, at the main table. And now this? This is too much. Interestingly, the more things change the more things stay the same. Witness the man at right, once a boy himself, gazing at the world outside, likely wishing he too could be elsewhere. Of course, I recognize that I’ve read far more into the photo than intended but that’s the beauty of a single image, the powerful ability to transport us to the untold mysteries of our own narratives.

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