Rain Boy

PhotographerGoran Jovic
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryImotski, Croatia
Photo Date20.11.2011.
Technical Infof4 1/640 iso 400 200 mm
Entry Description

The photograph was made during my volunteer job with an aid association in Tanzania. That day i was attending at Masai tribe ceremony and after the ceremony i was in the hut with the Masai chief sharing some food, at one moment i saw this boy standing in the rain like hypnotised, i'm still not sure was it about the food or about the white man in the village. The Masai chief would not let me to share my food with the kid, he told me the kids need to show respect to the older one, so i grab my camera i made the photograph.

About Photographer

Goran started to regard photography initially through wedding and special events photography, as well as portraiture for artistic portfolios. Even so, he still found himself gravitating toward documentary photography, which he finds to be his main aspiration and ambition. During those few years, Goran improved his photography skills during trips to New York and Barcelona, where he spent weeks documenting the lives of Harlem's homeless and beggars and street life in the bohemian barrios of the Catalan capital. At the beginning of 2011 he joined a volunteer humanitarian mission with an aid association 'Kolajna Ljubavi', for relief work in the tribes of National Park Ngorongoro in Tanzania. For the duration of the mission and volunteer contribution to the orphanages, schools and various tribal visits, he very effectively captured the compelling features and mannerisms of the Maasai. Everyday lives of marginalized groups in the big cities of Ecuador, as well as traditional merchants, peasants, and cattle farmers of Andean villages, indigenous settlers of the Amazon, and a bittersweet existence of Brazilian favela slum dwellers are subjects which he focused on in 2012, enhancing his portfolio as a documentary photographer. In January 2013 he made an interesting Photo-story about the southern nations in Ethiopia.