These 7 Photos by Indians Just Got Shortlisted in the World’s Biggest Photography Contest


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Six Indian photographers have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards, 2016. Their photographs made it to the top 115 from about 2,30,103 entries that came from 186 countries around the world.

The Sony World Photography Awards competition began in 2007 and has emerged as the biggest photography competition in the world. , and the winners will share the prize money of $30,000. Their photographs will also be displayed at the World Photography Awards exhibition (April–May), other than being featured in the 2016 edition of the Awards book.

Here is a look at the work of six shortlisted photographers:

1. Prakash Singh, Professional Landscape Category

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Prakash, who currently lives in Dubai, took up photography as a profession in 2012. Two of his photographs have been shortlisted under the Landscape Category.

2. Nikunj Rathod, Open People Category

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Nikunj is a 28-year-old film director and photographer from Mumbai, and his picture, Bird Hunter, has been shortlisted. He is interested in capturing life on streets.

3. Jaydip Bhattacharya, Open Smile Category

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A high school teacher in Kolkata, Jaydip loves to take pictures of faces, people, etc. His shortlisted picture is named Joys of learning.

4. Abhijeet Banerjee, Open Travel Category

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Abhijeet Banerjee’s picture Gangasagar Fair shows India’s second largest fair which takes place every year in January.

5. Anasuya Mandal, Open Travel Category

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Anasuya Mandal, who is pursuing her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began travel photography three years ago. The image captures the Bryce Amphitheater in Utah.

6. Sanghamitra Sarkar, Open Low Light Category

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An amateur photographer from Kalyani, West Bengal, Sanghamitra Sarkar, likes to document different festivals in India and abroad. This image – All souls day, was shot in Puruliya village.

All pictures: Sony World Photography Awards

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