Tamron Challenge 2014—Finalists & Winners!

 

A celebration of the photographer, the third-edition of the Tamron Challenge was an intense country-wide competition. Here are the finalists and winners!

From Thrissur to Ichapur, Pune to Kanpur, the Tamron Challenge saw entries pour in from all over the country. This year, Tamron partnered with Better Photography to present one of the most unique competition in terms of its theme. Photographers had the liberty of submitting five best images of their choice which defined their style.

The participants were judged on originality, genres and techniques attempted and improvement with progression of time. The next round consisted of portfolio review sessions for the shortlisted candidates by a venerable host of judges from all over the country:

Ashok Kandimalla, Consultant–IT and Photography,
Eesh Dewan, Photography and Printing Consultant,
K Madhavan Pillai, Chief Editor, Better Photography,
Lenny Emanuel, Advertising Photographer,
Ravi Dhingra, Independent Photographer and Photography Mentor,
Rithwik V J, President, Photographic Society of Madras,
S A Ramesh, Independent Photographer,
Sanat Ghosh, Senior Advertising Photographer,
Shyam Prasad, Director, Shoots and Shoots Academy and
Vivek Muthuramalingam, Documentary Photographer

Judges and contestants at the portoflio session in Mumbai. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Judges and contestants at the portoflio session in Mumbai. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Contestants and judges from Bengaluru after their portfolio review sessions. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Contestants and judges from Bengaluru after their portfolio review sessions. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Contestants and judges of the Tamron Challenge in Chennai. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Contestants and judges of the Tamron Challenge in Chennai. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

New Delhi contestants are all smiles with the judges. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

New Delhi contestants are all smiles with the judges. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Nitin Goyal, CEO,Tamron India says, “It is our endeavour to contribute to the photographic industry and to increase the skill-level of the photographers through activities such as this competition. In its third consecutive year, the competition has seen more professional and enthusiast photographers showing interest in the activity. They have also appreciated the overall format of this event.”

The shortlisted candidates from Hyderabad at their portfolio review with judges. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

The shortlisted candidates from Hyderabad at their portfolio review with judges. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Participants and judges after a constructive feedback session in Kolkata. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

Participants and judges after a constructive feedback session in Kolkata. Image Courtesy: Tamron India

At the portfolio review session, contestants received constructive feedback from the judges and 20 more of their images were discussed. In this round, five candidates from six cities were shortlisted.

Here is a look at the finalists!

Photograph/Abir Choudhury

Photograph/Abir Choudhury

Photograph/Adithya Anand

Photograph/Adithya Anand

Photograph/Anu Davis

Photograph/Anu Davis

Photograph/Ashish Kamble

Photograph/Ashish Kamble

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