Australian Photographer’s Entry Wins 2011 WPGA Pollux

 
The image was awarded the first place in the Nature category at the 2011 Graham Crouch WPGA Pollux Awards. Photograph/Graham Crouch

The image was awarded the first place in the Nature category at the 2011 Graham Crouch WPGA Pollux Awards. Photograph/Graham Crouch

 

This story was originally published in August 2011.

The combination of heavy snow and the mass of circling birds made it easy for me to spot the frame.-Graham Crouch

The combination of heavy snow and the mass of circling birds made it easy for me to spot the frame. Graham Crouch

Graham Crouch, an Australian photographer based in New Delhi, was one of the winners from India, at the 2011 Worldwide Photography Gala Pollux Awards. Graham was awarded the first place in the Nature category and was also awarded honourable mentions in the categories of Humanitarian Documentary, Editorial and Current Affairs, and Culture and Daily Life.
His winning image was photographed during a snowstorm at the Gulmarg ski fields in Jammu and Kashmir, in 2009. Speaking about his photograph, Graham says, “The combination of heavy snow and the mass of circling birds made it easy for me to spot the frame. It was a rare sight and looked like a scene from the old, B&W noir genre of films.”
Graham has been photographing for 26 years and is thrilled to have received such an honour. “I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to meet fascinating people and capture unusual frames,” he says. One of Graham’s ambitions is to win the World Press Photo Award someday.

-Written by Chandni Gajria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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