18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A real treasure

I saw this boy from my car in the mountains near a small village. I saw his face and jumped out of the car. I asked him to take a picture with the camera. He waited for his father to take him in the cart. He was very surprised, but he allowed me to take a picture of him. His emotion was very strong and he cried. It was a big event for him. For me too. There was something special about his face. The emotion I saw in his eyes also captivated me. Every year I will return to this village to make portraits of him. So I will see how he grows and I wish him a lot of success in life and to break the shackles of this small village.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Bulgaria
Copyright: © Vladimir Karamazov