22nd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Portraits - Adult
"Masai Man in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania"
By Stanley Chism
I have been to Ngorongoro Crater and seen some of the Masai people, but I certainly didn't come home with a portrait as full of drama and poignancy as Stan Chism's "Masai Man in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania," which took second place and seems to tell the story of a whole family of people in the representation of this sole individual, whose vulnerability and isolation are heightened by the dramatic color and contrast of his clothing and face against the blurred, muted background empty of other people. Portraits that last make the viewer want more. I want to know more about this man's story.
— Brigitte Carnochan