Street Photography Competition – February 2015

February 24, 2015 Competition, Inspiration, Learning, News

Hello Calcutta!

Welcome to the February 2015 Calcutta Street Photography Competition.

Theme: “Kolkata: Oli-Goli-Pakostholi” (The Lanes and Bye lanes of Kolkata)

Judge: Ace Photographer Mrs. Lopamudra Talukdar will curate the Competition. She will choose the 3 Best Entries and 7 Special Mentions which would be a part of the Archive with due credit to the Photographer.

Mrs. Lopamudra Talukder was fascinated by the world of photography ever since she was a kid but never thought of taking it up seriously until she was gifted a Canon 5D Mark II as recently as 2010. It changed the world around her. She started looking at the world through a different set of eyes and with accolades and exhibition opportunities coming her way from far and near, it also changed how the world looked at her. She is a resident of Kolkata, is still trying out different genres of photography but by her own admission Street Photography fascinates her the most, especially because of the challenges and uniqueness it provides. It also helps that she is a mini globe trotter of sorts, travelling from Serengeti to Slovenia and bringing back some fascinating images in the process. She is particularly fascinated by the diversity of Indian culture and how different it can be from Nagaland to Nagpur!

Eligibility: If you have photographed Calcutta, you are welcome to join irrespective of your place of Residency

Entry: 1 Photograph per Participant

File Format: 1024 px on the longest side at 72 dpi without Watermarks and Borders.

File Renaming: Caption_FirstName_LastName (e.g. Freedom_Purnendu_Sengupta)

Post Processing: Alteration of elements and unnatural processing (including HDR & Selective Coloring) to be avoided. Adjustment of Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Sharpening, marginal Cropping and limited post processing is acceptable. Monochrome is also welcome.

Submission Period: 25th February, 2015 (Wednesday) to 5th March, 2015 (Thursday).

Result Declaration: 11th March, 2015 (Wednesday)

Submission procedure: Email the Entry to “” with the Subject Line “Calcutta Street Photography Competition – February 2015” (without quotes) along with the following details:
Location of the Photograph: (e.g. Girish Park – Vivekananda Road)

Cheers Calcutta,

Take care and photographs,

Streets of Calcutta