PhotographerGigi Polo
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyMyellow Boots Studio
City/CountryStaten Island, United States
Photo Date2011
Technical InfoDigital SLR
Entry Description

Capturing a moment of sublimed awakening, when a newborn realizes of their own existence, of being, of self. This image is the essence of "touch" as the sense of one’s own believe, beyond the caregiver, the separation from the other, and the alignment with our pure self-consciousness. As pediatrician and psychoanalyst, D. W. Winnicott sates, is the transition to independence, shown here in a snapshot. The image is not completely on focus, as the realization and individualization have yet to become complete.