This is my picture of the day. I view it as a tragic American scene. I struggle with the oversized flag reflected in the hearse. I see deeply wounded parents and a dazed and confused sibling.
However, I’m sure that other people will view the picture differently. They might see family togetherness or strength during difficult times.
That visual ambiguity is what I like about Mamta Popat’s photograph. It is open to different interpretations, and I believe that is an important element of great art.