PhaseOne # capturededication Award for Nick Kontostavlakis

PhaseOne # capturededication Award for Nick Kontostavlakis

Greek photographer Nick Kontostavlakis is no stranger to recognition for his work. Over the years, he’s won awards and had work shown in prestigious galleries. His entry to the Capture Dedication contest is an image of a group of Rwandan students, titled “A Classroom In Rwanda.”

“This photo was taken during my latest trip to Rwanda with an international non-governmental organization and our purpose was to construct some school classrooms and safety rooms. We found cheerful kids, playful as they would be in any place on the planet. We exchanged a few words. We started playing a game. In a moment I pressed a click. Then I left the camera beside me. One click was enough to portray my emotions of that time. What counts in Photography is not only the result of the image taken but the experience I gained through this procedure. In a profoundly personal way I feel an image is the language that speaks to the heart and at the same time teaches us to see things differently.” – Nick Kontostavlakis

 

Source: https://www.slrlounge.com/capture-ones-capture-dedication-contest-winners-announced/