We are extremely happy to announce the results of our twenty-fourth In-street Monthly Thematic Contest – January, 2020.
The Street Photography Contest Theme for January, 2020 was ‘Mystery In Street’.
We received lots of great images during January 01 – January 12, 2019 in our FB group. Thank you so much friends for your enthusiastic response and huge participation. We are very happy to see many images with some innovative interpretation of the monthly theme. It was a tough and exciting job for us to choose the best ones from so many great images.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with 11 other honorable mentions.
We also have a special winner this time – The Mentor’s Choice image has been chosen by our Guest Mentor Koushik Sinha Roy.
So here is the result… The winner is – Bhanu Bawari !
[In-Street Review] Creating mystery is always considered as next level thinking in street photography than the usual juxtapositions and head replacements, as a) it is not easy to create and b) due to the time your viewers spend on your image by simply wondering and asking more questions. In the winning image, we are confused as why and how there are many eyes glowing whereas we see only one dog. The B&W works well here and I just wish there were more glows to fill the space. However this is what street can offer. Congratulations to Bhanu Bawari for this mysterious shot.
Second place goes to Vipin Singh !
Third place goes to Ab Rashid !
And the Mentor’s Choice goes to Marylise Vigneau !
[Guest Mentor’s Review] A mere hand makes all the difference in association with an environment which superbly connects to it (the hand) and triggers off tension and mystery throughout the frame. The hand gives the eerie feeling and raise many questions but answers nothing. It’s a perfect street photo where ambiguity flows corner to corner of the frame. The content, composition and geometry of the photo is spot on and perfectly matches the theme ‘Mystery in Street’.
Finally, here are other 11 Honorable Mentions !
Many congratulations to all the respective photographers! Cheers!
If you want to participate in In-Street Monthly Thematic Contest, please join our FB Group and look for the announcement of our next monthly theme.