The photographic image shows how a child strongly bites a sugar cane, which is highlighted with color, by digital means. The composition shows the boy absorbed in the enjoyment of this rich and sweet plant, whose cultivation in the Dominican Republic is mainly carried out in the East region, and since the time of colonization, it was our greatest source of economic production and exploitation.
Prize of the XX Eduardo Jimenes Art Contest.
Since the beginning of analog photography in black and white there was the interest of manually coloring the prints with the intention of adding more realism to the images. The use of watercolor, oil, inks and pencils to color the images was very common until the arrival of color photography. Nowadays, digital tools allow modifications to the color of photographs, although nowadays the technique is more used to highlight details and provoke sensations than to look for the realism that was initially pursued.