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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Smiles Hidden Behind Masks

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Photo Essay
  • Company
    Maszol - Új Magyar Szó Online
  • Photographer
    Albin Gábos

Children were not able to be together in an educational setting for almost six months. Although social life is limited for health reasons, human nature overrides the laws designed to prevent infection. On the opening day of a Transylvanian elementary school, pupils duck under the barrier tape, without knowing boundaries, in order to be together with their mates, when balloons representing creativity, enthusiasm and unlimited soaring are released. Most parents follow the events from behind the fence of the sports court. An unconventional first day of school during the pandemic.