The photo of Ashley Russell and her son Charlie in the Yukon News on Friday, Feb. 15 is one of the most moving portraits ever printed in your paper.
Mike Thomas has done many photos over the years, but this one is simply his best.
The image brings several words and thoughts to mind i.e. riveting, powerful, thought provoking, a sense of pride, wonderful depiction of traditional clothes, a tenderness between mother and child, First Nation heritage, strength, determination, beauty and epic .
As the saying goes: “A photo can say a thousand words.” This photo says much more.
Mike Thomas has reached the heights of the famous Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.