Thursday, January 31, 2013

Javier Arcenillas | Winner of 1000 for 1 Photo Competition

Photo © Javier Arcenillas. All Rights Reserved

Javier Arcenillas has been nominated as the winner of 1000 for 1′s first International Photography Competition. The photography contest was completely India-centric, and asked for the best photographs that truly represented the spirit of India.

With his wonderful photograph of a young girl in a small village called Noapara near Kolkata, Javier will be the proud owner of a Canon 5D markIII or a Nikon D800; which was the top prize offered to the winner of this competition.

There are three honorable mentions that were in the running for the first prize. The photographs by Massimo Ferrero, Laurent Nicourt and Matteo Imbrianti will receive a free entry in 1000for1′s forthcoming photography contest.

I was very pleasantly surprised at the high quality level of the short listed submission, are featured on 1000 for 1's website. I urge you to click on the thumbnails, and admire the quality of the large sized photographs.

Javier Arcenillas is a freelance photographer, member of Gea Photowords. He is a psychologist at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was also featured on The Travel Photographer's blog here.

I certainly don't wish to double guess the judges's decision since Javier's photograph is lovely, but since I have to live to my opinionated reputation, I will readily admit I would have had enormous difficulty not to recognize Massimo Ferrero's photograph of the silhouetted  ghat bathers (below).

Photo © Massimo Ferrero. All Rights Reserved

The photography competition 1000 for 1 is the brainchild of Italian photographer Matteo Vegettiwho describes himself as a traveller, a photographer and a writer. He photographed in the Middle East, the Balkans, India, Turkey, Europe and the Far East.

Drop by Matteo's website, and you'll be amply rewarded with wonderful travel photographs such as this one of an elderly Chinese man wearing phenomenal eyeglasses (I'd buy a pair in a heartbeat!)....and many more.

Photo © Matteo Vegetti. All Rights Reserved.

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