Life in Colour HIPA Award Winner Announced

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© Anurag Kumar // Category Life in Colour / Prize + Money Grand - $120,000 /India / Each year, India witnesses an unprecedented wave of vibrancy and colour during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrated throughout the country. The photo could have been restricted to a red and yellow affair, had it not been for the man throwing a handful of blue powder which made all the difference. The seated worshippers in the photo, seem to be letting the barrage of colours layer them, which adds to the uniqueness of this photograph.

© Anurag Kumar / Category Life in Colour / Prize + Money Grand – $120,000 / India / Each year, India witnesses an unprecedented wave of vibrancy and colour during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrated throughout the country. The photo could have been restricted to a red and yellow affair, had it not been for the man throwing a handful of blue powder which made all the difference. The seated worshippers in the photo, seem to be letting the barrage of colours layer them, which adds to the uniqueness of this photograph.

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the winners of the contest’s fourth year, with the theme Life In Colour. This year’s grand-prize winner is photographer Anurag Kumar from India. For an image of Holi, India’s festival of colours, Kumar received the grand-prize award of $120,000. Twenty-two other photographers were awarded with prize money totalling $400,000. Among the honoured photographers were Sebastião Salgado, who won the Photography Appreciation Award, and Scott Kelby, who was recognized with the Photographic Research/Report Award. Photo Life‘s Guy Langevin attended this special awards event and will also represent the magazine at the annual TIPA conference, being held in Dubai. Click Guy Langevin’s images of the awards event in the gallery below to see the full-frame composition.

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