POY 2011: Nominees

 

With nearly 70,000 entries, India’s biggest photography awards, the Better Photography Photographer of the Year, just got bigger.

The Better Photography office last month was home to 66,782 entries, both print and online. This array of images was initially shortlisted by the BP team, and then, 16 renowned photographers found themselves facing quite a task. After an entire day of deliberation, they finally reached the top six images in each theme—a total of 48 nominations!

Eight Unique Themes
For the Canon-Better Photography Photographer of the Year 2011 Awards, the themes were chosen the to find the best talent in different genres of photography. Each of the eight themes were open to interpretation.

The Winning Entries
Choosing the best entries was not easy. Each image was a potential winner. Yet, the ones that finally made it to this list had one thing in common—they were photographs that managed to amaze the judges. The theme winners will be flown to an undisclosed location for the Final Face-off, the winner of which will be declared the Canon-Better Photography Photographer of the Year 2011.

Presenting the Theme Winners and Nominees

Theme: The Joy of Colour

Winner: S L Shanthkumar

Photograph/SL Shanthkumar

Photograph/S L Shanthkumar

A Few Honourable Mentions:


Theme: Still Life: Obvious Things

Winner: Nilesh Bhange

Photograph/Nilesh Bhange

Photograph/Nilesh Bhange

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Portraiture: I, Me, Myself

Winner: Nirvair Singh

Photograph/Nirvair Singh

Photograph/Nirvair Singh

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Reflections

Winner: Gokul Mudambile

Photograph/Gokul Mudambile

Photograph/Gokul Mudambile

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Landscapes: Play of Light

Winner: Neelima Vallangi

Photograph/Neelima Vallangi

Photograph/Neelima Vallangi

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Wildlife: Animal Behaviour

Winner: Baiju Patil

Photograph/Baiju Patil

Photograph/Baiju Patil

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Life on the Streets

Winner: Sudipto Das

Photograph/Sudipto Das

Photograph/Sudipto Das

A Few Honourable Mentions:

Theme: Photo Essay: Song of the Road

Winner: Vinit Gupta

Photograph/Vinit Gupta

Photograph/Vinit Gupta

Here are the images from Vinit’s series:

A Few Honourable Mentions:




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