I have viewed this photo on numerous occasions and I could almost write a book by now on all of the symbols, their relationships, and what they mean by this point Such an awesome photograph, its composition makes the message so strong
lol, I know what you mean. Not only the obvious contrast between the boy and the girl, but things like the cruelty inherent in parents forcing their terrified kids to be strapped to the ponies. "You're having a great time, Johnny! Smile for the video!" "Waaaaaaaaah!" There's expression on the faces of the bored, irritated ponies as well.
The kid crying reminds me of my re-action when I first went for a pony ride, I was terrified of the size of the animal and cried the whole time to get off, I was about 4 then and it was at a village fair . I got a knitted teddy bear and some candy floss later on from my aunt
Amazing capture!!!! The juxtaposition of expressions is really quite thought provoking. I hope I manage to embrace fear and uncertainty with arms wide open like the child behind, and in the process learn to enjoy the smallest things in life.