In addition to vyayam or exercises using dumbbells and gada, there is yoga (mace). Hundreds of pushups and squats are only a warmup. The image is captured in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India on 13th November, 2022

First Place

Sudipta Chakraborty

Myself, Sudipta Chakraborty, being based at Kolkata, the art and cultural capital of India, my connection with art and culture remain since childhood. I grew with a great interest on painting and music, and finally landed in the world of Photography. Photography is not something I produce; I always try to produce an expression that life itself offers to the World. Furthermore, strong foundation in photography, commercial art, and computer applications complemented by knowledge of business operations helps me to make the need for customer-focused service. As I carry a great passion in photography, I always wanted to be a versatile, where my creativity will be genre free and I wanted to be a complete photographer. As a freelance photographer, I have done different kind of professional and personal projects in different genre like Documentary, Portrait, Wedding, Travel, Architecture, Product, Conceptual, Fine Arts, etc. Professionally I worked in many layers, from MNC to domestic NGO, from Ad-agency to local business. My strength is ever-advancing my skills and perspective along with harnessing creativity and perfecting the craft with practical experience, I always try to be as good as my last shoot. Few awards and publishing is there in the credential of my journey. Extensive experience with a range of cameras in 35mm formats both Film and Digital cameras and proficient both in the darkroom and Lightroom along with multiple software in terms of both photo and video.

[ RECREATIONAL & TRADITIONAL SPORTS ] A single photograph that celebrates the role sports play in the community. Images may show the emotional highlights of players on the field or the reactions of fans. Local, traditional, and obscure games which are often neglected in mainstream media are welcome in this category. The pictures must be from non-professional settings. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Recreational & Traditional Sports
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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