“Two Different Lives”


Two Different Lives — Photograph by Merve Ates, National Geographic Your Shot

“I was traveling between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey, by ferry,” says Your Shot contributor Merve Ates. “I was sitting on seats outside, accompanied on my journey by seagulls. The boy on the right was sitting next to me. … It seemed like the man and the boy were sitting side by side. In reality, the old man was reading the Koran, while the young boy had a worried look on his face. Two separate lives, together in the same frame.”

It seems to me, the Merve Ates’ photo reflects a man’s life journey — from a young boy with worries and wonders into a calm state of mind of an elderly. Perhaps, it’s a “one life” capture.

Have a great week 🙂


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