Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023
Photo Competition Photo Story Category

Excellence Award

A father trapped in time

Wang Chuan



"Everyone can only walk with you for a while." The sudden death of my mother left my father somewhat at a loss. Since I have to work out of the town during the weekdays, leaving my father alone at a large and seemingly extraordinarily cold home. I sometimes take time to go home to accompany him and clearly feel my father's strength as the head of family. I also understand my father's loneliness behind his strength. In the daily routine of working, resting, eating, sleeping ...... My father calmly accepted this cyclical journey of life.


Romain Rolland once said: "There is only one kind of heroism in the world, that is to realize the truth of life and still love it". I believe my father is such a hero. I think this award of photography is a gift sent by my mother from heaven, to my father. My mother has never gone far. She has been always accompanying my father, never left him alone. So, this honor should belong to my parents. It was their understanding and tolerance that enabled me to keep walking on my own way, and to go further.