13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

This shows a boy, alone, forgotten by his friends who went to play. The boy, eager to join his friends but unable, looks from above. I feel that this image reflects more than just what is happening there. It symbolizes how in our world some people are left alone from the joys and laughter, even when they desperately want to be a part of that.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Siddhartha Banerjee