Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

THE OPEN Award: Photo Story

3rd Prize

Leaving Grandma

Deanna Dikeman

United States of America


I am thrilled to have these photographs chosen for an award by the Nikon Photo Contest. There is a special bond between my mom and my son, who is her only grandchild. We live 400 miles away, so our visits are special times. When we leave, he gets an abundance of hugs and kisses. Over the years, the good-byes have become more poignant. I have used my camera to preserve those moments. That’s the wondrous power of photography.