"This picture shows a fragrant palette of life, of living in precarity as a matter of daily routine. Despite the precarity, the emotions of the riders seem so relatable: the little boy in the front seeming bored and annoyed, the mother driving forward attentive and somewhat put upon, but accepting; the young woman balancing side-saddle and upright, regarding the world guardedly and resigned, and the baby utterly comfortable and secure dangling there. You may read them differently perhaps, but as a shared moment the picture brings into relief what we are, and what we can weather, as people. Seeing this families', this society's aching poverty and its focused intent to just keep going forward as best it can, despite the enormity of their limitations really affected me visiting Cambodia. Despite this, I see it as a picture of hope, of gratitude, of creating something beautiful amongst and perhaps from the ashes and remnants."
Jonathan Morris - "Mosaic of Hope" - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - People - 3rd Place