Photo of the Month | 18th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 18th Month

Sunset over the Canyon, by Anindya Chakraborty
Anindya Chakraborty is a self-taught photographer from Kolkata. He is a software engineer by profession, who started photography in 2006. He is gravitating towards documentary photography, and during his stay in United States, did a series on Bodie Ghost Town, New Orleans, Broken American Dreams, and finally Last Few Months. Some of his work was published in Picsean Travel Magazine and National Geographic. Anindya’s photograph Sunset over the Canyon in the category of Sunrise & Sunset Photography, scored 72 (Value 13.5, Clarity 14, Composition 17.5, Style 13, Skill 14) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.32 from social media (Facebook Share 1.87, Tweets 1.75, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.5, Comments 0.2), and in total 76.32, the highest score in this competition for the 18th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 18th Month, 1st Place.

Sunset Over the Canyon, by Anindya Chakraborty

Sunset Over the Canyon, by Anindya Chakraborty

Prize:
This photograph will be published on Pages 2 of our magazine. We will publish a special interview with Anindya Chakraborty in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

For our 18th month, we had a head-to-head contest between the top scorers and the photographs that scored the highest became winners of the Photo of the Month. Our team decided to honor these top scorers as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where the photographers will share their stories of these photographs. We will also publish their interviews in the Exclusive Interview section on our Web.

We always try our best to make this competition as transparent as possible. Please read the award rules, and don’t forget to participate in next month’s competition for a chance to win this prestigious award!

2nd Place | Photo of the Month | 18th Month

Airplane, by Rizwan Hasan
Rizwan Hasan is a passionate photographer who recently took photography seriously. His primary interest is in lifestyle and street photography. Rizwan’s photograph Airplane, in the category of Street Photography, scored 70 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.746 from social media (Facebook Share 2.88, Tweets 1.4, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.366, Comments 0.1), and in total 74.746. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 18th Month, 2nd Place.

Airplane, by Rizwan Hasan

Airplane, by Rizwan Hasan

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 18th Month

Boy in Rickshaw, by Jan Møller Hansen
Jan Møller Hansen is a self-taught and passionate photographer with a main interest in people and their lives. His work is mainly based on social documentary and street photography. He is a diplomat and development practitioner and presently serves as the Danish Deputy Ambassador to Bangladesh. His interest in photography stems from international development assistance, diplomacy and travelling in Asia and Africa during the last 25 years. Jan Møller’s photograph Boy in Rickshaw, in the category of Travel Photography, scored 68 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13, Composition 16.5, Style 12, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.5025 from social media (Facebook Share 1.33, Tweets 0.8, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.2725, Comments 0.1), and in total 70.5025. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 18th Month, 3rd Place.

Boy in Rickshaw, by Jan Møller Hansen

Boy in Rickshaw, by Jan Møller Hansen



Holocaust Memorial, by Cláudia Vieira
Cláudia Gabriela Marques Vieira is the Director of FuturePresent, a creative media studio, specialising in branding, print, web and social media design and consultancy, as well as photography. Cláudia‘s photograph Holocaust Memorial in the category of Architectural Photography, scored 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 16.5, Style 13, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.086 from social media (Facebook Share 1.43, Tweets 0.2, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.356, Comments 0.1), and in total 70.086. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 18th Month, 3rd Place.

Holocaust Memorial, by Cláudia Vieira

Holocaust Memorial, by Cláudia Vieira


As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 18th Month, 3rd Place.
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