Merit Award winner in Photo Journalism - FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

Last month I won a Merit award in Photo Journalism by the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018.

Merit Award in Photo Journalism - Alejandro Lorenzo - FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

The subject in this photo were a little girl with colourful clothes is putting flowers on a coffin in contrast with the darkness of the adults who are behind her.

Both as a portrait artist and documentary photographer I get very close to parts of people's lives and that's an amazing thing. Never the less, funerals are specially different. Partly there's sadness because of the loss of someone. On the other hand people are gathering up together to celebrate life as well and continue with it. That positive side is always visible on the kids. They are blessed with not being so conscious about what's taking place and they move on. I think they help us adults to carry on too.