Yes, I agree with the contrast.
The biggest issue I can see here with this image is that if you boost the contrast, you are going to loose the womans head in the background.
If this was my image, I would also crop tighter - I would leave the boy where he is. I would crop to just above the womans head and leave just enough of the cameraman in to show that its a camera man.
But this is just my opinion - YMMV