The following three entries received a total of seven Honorable Mentions in four professional categories in the 2011 International Photography Awards.
“The Unmoving Center”
Honorable Mention : Professional Categories – Special (Moving Images) / Fine Art (Abstract) / Fine Art (Other)
“When the body is in a whirlpool, is simply moving, enjoying movement, suddenly you can become aware of the inner witness who is a non-mover, who has never moved, who is the unmoving center of the moving world. That’s why the Sufis became so interested in the whirling dervish dance. The more you whirl, the easier it is to know the non-moving center inside you. So start dancing…” – Osho
Honorable Mention: Professional Category – Special (Moving Images)
The eternal push and pull between the sexes. A visual juxtaposition of the trials and tribulations that test the delicate strands of love. Can real-life flower into a fairy tale? Photographed in India at a contemporary performance by French dance group Compagnie Kafig.
“T3 TO THE FUTURE”
Honorable Mention: Professional Categories – Special (Moving Images) / Architecture (Interiors)
“Despite its stereo-typical image of a land of exotica (thanks largely to a mostly patronizing western viewpoint), there is a new rising India that is trying to find its unique focus and visual identity in the global village. Modern architectural wonders are usually the shining examples of any country’s new-found prosperity as seen with New Delhi’s recently opened Indira Gandhi International Airport – Terminal 3. Just before its official opening, I had the chance to photograph T3 as a vast empty space devoid of people in a country with a population of over a billion. T3 is the world’s eighth largest passenger terminal spread across 5.4 million square feet with a capacity to handle 34 million passengers annually. The experience of visually capturing a slice of this vastness made me feel like a solitary traveler exploring my own path and identity in the universe. As I photographed some workmen pushing potted plants across a seemingly never-ending carpeted walkway to add the finishing touches to their creation, I wondered, will they remain faceless or will T3 take them to the future too?”