National Geographic : 2015 May
YourShot.ngm.com VISIONS Alexandr Polishchuk Gvardeysk, Russia Polishchuk saw a woman standing motionless for 15 minutes in front of a store. Curious, he took one photo. Then the woman’s son arrived to pick her up. “After that, my acquain- tance with them ended,” Polishchuk says, “but emotions were left.” Sudipta Maulik Kolkata, India During Annakut, a festival honoring the Hindu Lord Krishna, religious devotees gather to catch rice, which symbolizes abundance for the year ahead. Maulik waited six hours on a veranda for the moment the rice would be thrown to the faithful. “It is easy to snap shots of sad and seemingly hopeless situations. Great images require a commitment of time and creativity that honor the subject and tell a compassionate story.” — Annie Griffiths, National Geographic photographer EDITOR’S NOTE Hunger and Hope Assignment We asked the Your Shot community for images not of food, but of people striving to have enough of it.