Just wanted to share, that I won the Homeland category in the Travel Photographer of the Year 2009 and for my prize I won:
• Intrepid Travel trip to China
• Wacom Intuos4 pen tablet
• 8GB Lexar CompactFlash & card reader
In most people’s minds, India is associated with vibrant life and vivid colours. This portfolio is unmistakably India, capturing both in both an intriguing and intense set of images.
Many thousands of images were received from photographers in almost 70 countries this year, the greatest spread of international entries in the awards’ history.
The New Talent award by Taylor Weidman (USA) and individual category prizes have been won by photographers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and USA.
TPOTY founder and judge, Chris Coe, said, “We have been delighted by the high standard of entries this year. When we launched TPOTY 2009, given the economic climate, we could not judge how well supported the awards would be. However across the board, from the fantastic support from our sponsors, to the incredible response from our entrants, it’s been absolutely superb and the winning images are outstanding. Each year the awards throw up a diverse range of travel-related imagery, encompassing every genre of style, from landscape, wildlife and portraiture through to reportage. Yet again we have a different style of winner, and it is heartening to see so many portfolios tell a story through imagery.”
Here are the winning images: