18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Meeting Grandpa

The joy of being with family and surrounded by love one can't be replaced with any other feeling. The joy of an addition to a family is a blessing and hard for families that live on the opposite sides of the globe. Pictured here is Anna Grace Cress meeting her Grandpa Jianhong Zhao for the first time being a little over 1 year old and had just travel 2 days to to get there. This is the moment of pure joy and that reality set in for Jianhong that this is granddaughter was in his hands and the moment Anna felt comfortable being picked up by someone she had only seen pictures of before.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Changzhi, China
Copyright: © Aaron Cress