13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"Woman & Boy Walking"
About Hazel Rand
in Merida, Yucatan in January, Hazel Rand, "70 years old
and counting," explored the older part of town. Walking
through the run-down streets, she came across the wall pictured.
She had no intention of photographing people. However, a woman
and child crossed into her scope as soon as she had triggered
"I noticed a woman and thought it might be interesting to have people in
the photo," Rand said, "so I took another picture."
As soon as Rand had a hard-copy of the picture, she noticed that a little boy
was in the picture as well, peeking out from behind his mother. The power of
the photograph lies in the juxtaposition between mother and child.
"She's in her own world doing whatever and going wherever she has to go," Rand
said. However, the child's curiosity is evident.
Rand is a retired administrative assistant from Stanford who has been living in Palo Alto since 1963.