Indian Photographer Wins Scholarship at Foundry Workshop
His series of images of the Pushkar fair, won him a full scholarship to the seven-day 2013 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop to Sarajevo. Magnum photographer, Peter Van Agtmael judged the entries. “Winning the scholarship feels good. It is reassuring to know that my work matches up to the strictest standards in the industry. It also makes me confident of the fact that I am doing the right thing by following my own style rather than getting trapped into the trends.”
Most of his images in this series have not been published anywhere yet. When asked why he stayed away from showcasing his pictures on social media, he replied saying that they only offer instant gratification. Alok hopes to publish these images in the format of a book someday. “This way, the viewer can always come back to the memories.”
Alok loves to travel. He photographs his experiences sometimes using a DSLR and at times with his iPhone.
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