Specters

PhotographerHal Robert Myers
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryNewport Beach, United States
Photo DateSeptember 14, 2007
Technical InfoCanon 5D
Entry Description

This image was captured along a country road on the way to Jacmel, Haiti. Haitian children will typically rise before dawn to embark on the daily chores, which for the girls include trucking jugs of precious water from home to the neighboring fields by foot. The expressions of each girl in this image present a microcosm of the Haitian character, which can range from severe mistrust to natural wonder and delightful surprise.