4th place in Ceremony

Devon, United Kingdom

Anna Poole

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This photograph, taken by Anna Poole, was awarded 4th place in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • Itʼs a juxtaposition thatʼs hard to beat, the young boy likely murmuring ick or yuck as he shields his eyes and mind from the passionate kiss. But the moment would also work even without such playfulness. Itʼs already imbued with strength as the crowd reacts to the traditional moment. But you must admit itʼs even better with this boyʼs pained experience. For him, a moment never lasted so long.

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