BETWEEN TIDES

PhotographerCarlos Zaya
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

"Between Tides" - About 1 hour after the arrival sitting in the back seat of a local taxi heading to the hotel, tragedy strikes down from no where and takes us by shock. What accrued next turned pretty much everything upside down. A boy, who looks like less the ten years old, is trying to cross the road to the other side when he gets hit by the taxi we're sitting in. Seconds after, disturbance and chaos takes place while I try desperately to get the boy to a hospital as fast as possible. About 15 anxious and very heavy hours later we looked for his family's house to find out how he was doing. His mother was screaming and crying when a man told us that the boy hade past away in the hospital due to his injuries. From that moment on, we decided to leave and go back home. Nothing made sense no more. The thought of continuing like nothing happened felt inhuman. Thats when I met the kids at the tide water. The reason why I started photographing the kids is due to the guilt and sadness I felt towards the boy who didn't make it cross the road. It became a way for me to handle the emotional pressure. I felt, some how, that I was giving back. But the truth is that its those kids who are the once who gave me more than I could ever think of giving back to anybody. This is dedicated to Modather who past away efter and my friends at the tide waters. Modather was 10 years old.

About Photographer

HI I'M CARLOS I was born somewhere, and then grew up. Along the way I created things. Then I went to a prestigious college where I learned a lot of things. Like student loans. I lived in different places and worked for different people. Then I ended up where I am now. Photography is my way to tell about the world. Perfection appeals me as well as imperfection. It's a bit of a strange concept. But it's honest, and it's the only way to describe my approach to the art of visual story telling. If that's all you know about me, it's enough to say that you know me very, very well. Work - Collection of ordinary and unordinary observations along with personal projects and varied assignments. My main focus is on the documentary genre presenting works both in singles and reportage series with the human subject as the central core.