He's My Brother 

click to enlarge SEAN CAYTON
  • Sean Cayton

Independent photographer Sean Cayton won first place in the prestigious 59th Picture of the Year International photo competition for this photograph of siblings who shared a tent at a homeless camp along Highway 24 just outside the Colorado Springs city limits. The photo competition, one of the oldest in the world, is sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism and Cayton won in the newspaper division portrait category. The black-and-white sepia-toned image was made with a 1940s-style Argus rangefinder camera that had been a gift from his godparents.

"Everything's manual with this camera; there are no overdrives or failsafes. You just have to be aware of the moment that it happens," Cayton says. "It was a powerful photo because of the emotion of the woman and man. They made contact with the camera and they made contact with me."

-- degette@csindy.com


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Public Eye

Popular Events

  • "Britain’s Other Southern Strategy: Royal Governance in Occupied Georgia and South Carolina, 1778-1781" @ Penrose Library

    • Wed., Dec. 7, 7-8 p.m. Free
  • CSBJ Power Lunch: The Professionals' Playbook @ Colorado Springs Business Journal

    • Thu., Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25
  • ROFL Stand-Up Open Mic @ Underground

    • Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through Oct. 22 Free
    • 1 going/interested
    • Buy Tickets
  • Stick Horses in Pants @ Lon Chaney Theatre

    • Fri., Dec. 16, 8-10 p.m. $5-$10
  • A Global Perspective on US Health Care @ The Pinery at the Hill

Recent Comments

All content © Copyright 2016, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation