Kaja Tasevska, Macedonia
Kaja Tasevska, ninth-grader at a grammar school in Skopje, Macedonia, began taking photographs when she was „really very, very young,“ she says. She also likes skiing, skateboarding and dancing. Initially she only wanted to send pictures of the family trip to her friends, to share the pleasure of the event. But then she thought longer about the picture of Luna and entered it into the Fried Award, because she likes its themes of humanism, peace and friendship.
Peace is a state of mind. A feeling of love, safety and comfort, fulfilment. You are sure to have it if you can fall asleep into such a feeling. Like in this moment in a car driving through the winter landscape of the Stara Planina area in Serbia. Kaja Tasevska pictured her 11-year-old cousin Luna on the way back from a family skiing trip. The jury chose this calm and formally remarkable picture as the best photograph of the children’s entries. (Text by Peter-Matthias Gaede)