Crying boy - 38pts, Second place
Eric Sugijono, Indonesia Canon EOS 400D, 85mm, 1/125sec at f/1.8, ISO 400 Eric took up photography just two years ago when he joined a photography club in his faculty of medicine at the University of Indonesia. He took this picture while doing social work at a village on West Java. 'The boy was crying while being circumcised, and his mother tried to comfort him by hugging him and saying prayers,' says Eric. 'The emotion of the child and his mother was very moving, so I took some pictures.' Judges say, 'Eric's tight frame emphasises the closeness of this moment and the bond between the two. Very well seen.'