Hope for The Sun
The grass is hardly greener on the "other side". This photo is very interesting to me. At first I dismissed it as another one of my badly washed out photos. But coming across it again by accident, I noticed the contrast between the colorful grass and the subjects' state.
This photograph to me shows the continued struggle of The African-American Experience in America today. Isn't it something how the boy is already perceived to be "behind bars" before he ever truly gets a chance to become a man?
His shorts reveal that he's a soldier in this struggle but in who's army?
He is clearly the next generation in the forefront but what will he do to get out of his current struggle?
He is overshadowed by his father who cannot look on because of the struggles of his own. Stripped of the shirts off they're backs, they are vulnerable in this cruel and dark world.
However, the brightness behind them reveals hope from a source not of this earth.
Photo by Shavar Ross, Los Angeles - USA.