Open Award single photo

Silver Prize

爷爷的不舍(A Grandfather's Emotions)

王 子恒(Ziheng Wang)



A bride embraces her grandfather on her wedding day and bids farewell. The grandfather sheds tears of good-bye as he is overwhelmed by emotions.


I am engaged in the wedding photography industry in China. When this photo was taken, the bride was getting married and she was getting ready to leave home to go to a faraway place. When she was making a toast to her grandfather who had been taking care of her since she was a baby, her grandfather was unable to keep back his tears, and just patted her on the shoulder heavily. “People always suffer from separation(人生自古悲别离, from an old Chinese poem)”, and at this moment, the true feelings shown here amoung the loved ones are precious. I was very fortunate to have caught it.