Judge’s Choice for Best Themed Photograph
Judges comments: I appreciated the playfulness of the piece as well as the component of scale. The large balloon glove hand appears to be waving goodbye to that which cannot be seen but has plagued us for more than a year. While the scale of the glove is powerful, equally strong is the tiny figure that is holding it all together by a string. I can also imagine the bad air of the Covid-19 virus contained in the balloon that, once released, could float away and a return to some level of normal. I also imagine the child at the end of the string jumping for joy as it floats away and gets smaller and smaller, reversing the scale of what we see.