Innocent Smile by Satyaki Ghosh
© 2012 Satyaki Ghosh
      Juror's Comment

      From Kate Jordahl:

      "Using narrow depth of field and wonderful textures, spirit and joy come through this beautiful black and white photograph. What is her life? What are the opportunities for the small child on her hip? We cannot know from this photograph, but we can see this one moment and join in her smile."

    • Title: Innocent Smile
    • Artist: Satyaki Ghosh
    • From: Mumbai, Maharastra India

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    • Address: 10 Mahalaxmi Ind. Est., 1st Flr, Gandhinagar, Lowe
      Mumbai, Maharastra 400013, India

    Artist Statement

    "One does not have to know the language of the tribals to communicate with them. When touched, their faces and smiles speak their hearts a thousand words. I was surrounded by the tribals at Niyamgiri district of Orissa, India the communicator was talking to them when suddenly I found the spontaneous innocence and captured the moment. I will never ever forget it in my life. The vibrant smile totally untouched by time. Hats off to the innocence personified even at this age."

    Camera Data:
    Camera: Nikon D3
    F-Stop: 4.0
    Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
    ASA: 200
    80mm-200mm Lens