In our previous post, we have announced the Winner and 5 Honorable Mentions. In this post we have selected 25 Best Entries out of 526 pictures in The Black and White Portrait Photography Contest. Pictures are displayed by Alphabetical Order. Thank you all for your participation.
Photographer Name : Akash Sethi
Title : The Crying Lady
Description : The Lady was on the side of the road, wanting money and when one gentleman dropped a coin, she was smiling but the tears in her eyes said differently. I was very emotionally attached to the picture as the two emotions, sadness and happiness can both be seen in her eyes. I wish someday, poverty extinguishes from this lovely country of India.
Photographer Name : Animesh Hazra
Title : Bhutanese Girl
Description : A young Bhutanese girl in Thimpu.
Photographer Name : Arek Soltysik
Title : In Her Eyes
Photographer Name : Arun Titan
Title : Scribbles
Description : Took the photograph of this girl with the rusted wall in Tiruporur, Tamil Nadu, India. The eyes speaks the untold story of her scribbled life and environment.
Photographer Name : Ashok Saravanan
Title : Hanuman
Description : Man decorated himself as Hanuman (the human god of Strength and Powerful in hindu belief) during a CAR festival, Place : Triplicane, Chennai, India.
Photographer Name : Balaji Maheshwar
Title : 4th Day in Homeless World
Description : She was just 4 days old when i took this. Her parents live homeless in a road side settlement in chennai, India. I felt a strong emotion and love in the way she was gripped by her mother close to the body. It was like a Homeless mom’s message to her child- “Never Give up”
Photographer Name : Bhoopathy Rathnam
Title : I wait for you… Every moment, every day.
Photographer Name : Chandrashekar
Title : The Selfless
Photographer Name : Derek Winchester
Title : Winner’s Smile
Description : This photo was taken in Xian China. He was playing a version of Chinese chess and had just made a good move so was celebrating.
Photographer Name : Jessica Islam Lia
Title : The Exorcist
“I am the Exorcist.
All the evils of this world
pass through me now,
I am the Exorcist.
No entity of Earth’s creation
has any power over me.
I sit in this stillness
knowing I am healed before I am broken.”
~Poetry by Jennifer Holly MacDonald.
Photographer Name : Jochen Abitz
Title : Hazy Feelings
Description : At the end of our shooting it began to rain and it becomes colder and colder. I think you can feel this in my photo.
Photographer Name : Ken Sharp
Title : Oscar
Photographer Name : Kirstin McKee
Title : Rain Watching
Description : A portrait of my daughter as she watches the rain.
Photographer Name : Mahesh Balasubramanian
Title : The Gaze
Description : This is one of my street portrait taken during Mylapore Festival in Chennai, India. He is a road side worker who prepares “Bajji” (South Indian food). He did not know that I was clicking him. After the shot, I showed him and he was happy after seeing him in digital screen.
Photographer Name : Marcin Matyja
Title : Karolina
Photographer Name : Maria Kanevskaya
Title & Description : Take Me – A Self Portrait
Photographer Name : Mitja Kobal
Title & Description : None
Photographer Name : Natalia Ciobanu
Title : Silent
Photographer Name : R Thiagarajan
Title : Survival…
Description : This is the picture taken in one of the street walk I had recently. There were many people selling some products on the road side. They were busy with their own business. Suddenly i noticed an old lady sitting in a corner of shop and selling groundnuts. No one turned up to buy groundnut but she was selling, for a long time. After an hour a small boy came down and bought groundnut for a little money. The moment she sold her groundnut, I could see this expression on her face.
Photographer Name : Rafiul Alam
Title & Description : Concentration Determined
Photographer Name : Rajagopalan Sarangapani
Title : The Little Angel
Description: Initially when i was trying to click her she was not co-operating and running behind her mother due to shy, When i told that i ll show her how beautiful she ll be if she poses for one click for me. It was just a fraction of a second she just turned and looked at me with her beautiful smile , but with shy & then ran behind her mother. Not even ready to see the photo i ve taken.
Photographer Name : Saeed Alawi
Title & Description : Little Boy
Photographer Name : Shirren Lim
Title : [the] caretaker
Description : Shot at the Goddess of Mercy Temple in Penang, Malaysia.
Photographer Name : Swarat Ghosh
Title : Reflective~ in a thoughtful mood
Description : This Photo was taken when i went for street photography in old parts of Hyderabad city.This old gentleman is a grocery shop owner at the old city. At this age people normally retires from their respective job..he is an exception. Kudos to him and his stamina!!.
Photographer Name : Vicky Morin
Title & Description : Portrait of a Girl
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