Photography Masters Cup – 2013

In the 7th Photography Masters Cup 2013 awards, my entry “…Because They Take Themselves Lightly” received a nomination in the Abstract (Pro) category. This series also won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 International Photography Awards.


This image is an extension of my long-running series revolving around the interplay of light and movement. And that is why I chose the title to reflect this vision: “…Because They Take Themselves Lightly”. The title is inspired by one of my favorite sayings – “Angels can fly, because they take themselves lightly.” I wanted to somehow capture this beautiful thought in an image and I hope you, as the viewer, can experience and celebrate this emotion.

LOS ANGELES (May 2014) – Professional photographer Nyay Bhushan of India was presented with the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, May 3, 2014.
The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

7th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; and Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Belgium who honored Color Masters with 274 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,416 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Nyay Bhushan’s …Because They Take Themselves Lightly is an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.
The 7th Annual awards received 7,416 entries from 79 countries and honored 274 title awards and 864 nominees.