This was shot in the Xinjiang region of China, in a old Uighur quarter of the capital city, Urimqi. This is semi-posed - as I walked past this was how they looked, and I got them to resume their positions.
What I saw in this was the absorption of the girl with the new technology, with Mum seeming both impressed and concerned by her adoption of it, but Oma looking happy with this new way of life.
Compositionally, I love the way Oma is looking straight at you, but you are diverted by Mum's gaze to the girl, and by her gaze to the smartphone (or whatever) which is the notional subject of the image. I also notice strong repetitive, parallel diagonals - I see them now, at the time I just thought "that looks good".
Most of all though I am drawn to the subtle and varied expressions.
It is unusual to be able to photograph Muslim women and girls in this situation. They didn't mind and liked seeing their photo on the back of the camera, but politely turned down a print of it when I returned some days later.
I have printed this in colour, but the railing behind is a strident orange and distracts. I took care to focus on the girl's eyes. In processing nothing was altered, but I put a lot of work into getting the tonality right, especially reducing the highlights on the girl's head-dress, but leaving the blurred highlight between her face and hands to draw attention to the phone.