Gratitude and Faith by Jose Juniel Rivera-Negron

I really enjoyed taking this kind of photographs. I love peoples faces, but now-a-days you can only see their eyes. It was very emotional to shoot this photo because I could see beautiful eyes of gratitude and faith, faith that comes from the higher power, that we can’t see but believe in and feel it. This young lady has the eyes of someone that believes in something that she can’t see, but she knows is there. I have faith that some day we all live in a better world.

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Nikon Z50 with 50-250mm | Exposure 1/800s @ f/6.3 | ISO 160 | Focal Length 250mm

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Award Date
September 27, 2020



Value 11
Clarity 12
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Documentary Photography

Photograph Location
New Jersey, the United States

Jose was born in the small tropical Island of Puerto Rico. Since a child he always had dreams, dreams to become a someone and travel the world. Then when he came to the USA, he confronted hard situations where streets, alcohol, and drugs was always there. However, after many years, one day he woke up and said “this is not for me”, so that’s when he went and completed rehabilitation. He thinks it is life that makes him to love photography, He wishes he had a camera in those crazy days to show the world how people are destroying their lives today. He wants to thank Light and Composition and its staff for letting him follow his dreams and achieve his goals and travel the world to show everyone that its possible even if you are 37 years old, is never to late for anything.

Current Location
Tampa, Florida, USA



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