Congratulations on your wonderful DD feature! Brilliantly composed, using the rule of thirds, shows a man dressed with the USA flag, entering a UNITED (states) place. If the man was dressed differently, the picture would be meaningless. Your picture shows that you observed and connected two prima facie different things, creating a visual pun. Which is the core of street photography. I didn't expect all people to understand it (not all, know about street photography), but in general it's good to shut up or at least ask before one leaves an insulting and ignorant comment. Congratulations once again!
I'm a tad annoyed this got DD if only for the poor guy in the picture. I don't actually know if this citizen lost his bowel/bladder control or not but it seems so. To hear that a DA artist capitalized off a possible moment of some random persons age-related frailty is sickening. DD is supposed to be for excellence in art not for some moment that will potentially embarrass the subject for the rest of his life especially when some one says 'hey grandpa your on the net pissing yourself!' In the rather unlikely case this si a case of shadows then it's still in bad taste because of the implications, if the artist photo-shopped this to prove some ridiculous case then it's even more dreadful.
No matter how you look at this it is in bad taste and thus not worthy of a DD. Sorry Gorgoro, I don't normally rail against DD awards but you ought consider saving some trouble and changing your name to Gorgon, it fits you. I hope you show some decorum and restraint in the future because if this picture is to be taken at face value you sir have none now.
As you said, you 'don't know if this citizen lost his bowel/bladder control' but you write as if you were absolutely sure about it. I tell you, those are normal shadows, if you move under the sun, you will have shadows as well, the sun does that. The man is totally anonymous in this picture, so I wouldn't worry about somebody telling him 'hey grandpa your on the net pissing yourself' (which is not the case). No photoshop was used (!?!?!?!?). It certainly is not common to see a man with the states shirt entering a blue place with the writing united, forming the association united states. It certainly requires readiness and eye to see it and capture it. Street photography is about this, and this is the only and simple reason I featured it. The photographer did NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING wrong, rude or against decorum. While it is instead arguable your right to insult him or tell him what he should/should not do just on a supposition. But oh well, we all have different sensitivity and taste and I can't and won't try to make you like this photo. Just pointing out how things can be different from how you saw them.