Entry Title: "Cock fight"
Name: Michele Taras , Canada
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Lifestyle|Pets, Non-Professional

Entry Description: A series of photographs documenting the cock fighting in a small village in Haiti. Here they do not use metal talons for the roosters, nor do they allow them to fight to the death.

About the Artist:

I was born in Montreal, Canada. When I was 14, my grandmothers bought me my first camera, and it has been my passion ever since. I started out experimenting with shutter speeds, aperture... and in the beginning nobody understood the purpose behind my photographs. I even remember my mom chastising me not to waste so much film. (I think I am dating myself! Lol) These days, my mindset has evolved, and I seem to be continuously seeking new projects to photograph - projects with purpose that have something to say about the life we live. I hope you enjoy viewing my photographs.