This picture was taken at Lake Namtso, Tibet. I was walking around the place when I suddenly run into these two siblings. I played with them for some time until I realized they were imitating everything I did cause of our language barrier. I grab my camera and shot some photos of them and when developing the film I was blown away by this one: Tibet is “conquered” by China and it’s sort of a taboo there that nobody can talk about, so when the kids where doing this “shsh” sign to me, it was a just a perfect way to express what their country is going through…. an image that says more than 100 words a I write…
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 29
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Lake Namtso | Tibet
Photographer: Mercedes Noriega (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Mercedes Noriega is a Buenos Aires based photographer and TV & Film producer. Having studied filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine with a degree in Direction of Photography, she moved into an active participation in diverse roles from early in her career. She then transitioned onto the world of commercial television in 2006 where she rapidly grew to become head of production of a Latin-American channel based in Buenos Aires. She has produced all of the channel’s productions ranging from talkshows, documentaries and news magazines as well as being in charge of TV coverage of live events across the world (New York, Sao Pablo, Mexico). In the last year she has progressed into independent production where she is producing corporate pieces for diverse clients.
Her passion is photography, activity which she also develops at a professional level; having travelled the world taking pictures of different cultures, landscapes and societies. She accomplishment in this field includes exhibitions in Argentina and sale of her photos.