Reza Wins Fourth Edition of Asia Photo Marathon

 
Titled ‘Reflection’, this photo of pillars was one of the images submitted by Reza for the Photomarathon. Photograph/Mohamed Reza.

Titled ‘Reflection’, this photo of pillars was one of the images submitted by Reza for the Photomarathon. Photograph/Mohamed Reza.

“I have always been inspired by the fact that photography can convey historical moments and also narrate the harsh realities that people face in life.” - Mohamed Reza

“I have always been inspired by the fact that photography can convey historical moments and also narrate the harsh realities that people face in life.” - Mohamed Reza

Mohamed Reza, a marketing professional, was announced as one of the winners at the fourth edition of Asia Photomarathon organised by Canon India in Bengaluru. The competition allowed the participants to submit photos based on three themes—Caught in the Act, Reflection and Let There Be Light. His winning set of entries included one particular photograph that is close to his heart. It depicts a set of pillars, framed in an artistic, abstract manner. He says, “I took this photo at a park in Bengaluru. Since the pillars are identical in nature, they formed a symmetry which made it seem as they were actually reflections of each other!” Having won the marathon, this 26-year-old will be given the opportunity to take part in an eight-day photo workshop in Turkey under the guidance of the renowned photographer, Triston Yeo. Reza has not received formal education in photography, but has always tried to learn from his peers. He tries to communicate, experiment and discuss photography with other photographers and tries to learn more about the field. He wishes to become a full-time professional photojournalist one day. “I have always been inspired by the fact that photography can document and convey life-changing moments.”

-Written by Chandni Gajria

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