Another great challenge completed!
Thanks to every Lobster that submitted their content. This challenge was all about the Humans of Culture, where we asked you to submit content that showed people in their traditional and cultural environments.
We wanted to inspire the notion that when you travel as a photographer, it’s so important to respect and appreciate the different cultures in which you encounter and document.
If you want to check out our previous blog with tips on how to travel with culture in mind, click here.
Now… onto the runners up!
1. Our first runner up for this challenge was the great photo below submitted by Irene Maili Aga:
“This is the children’s parade towards the King’s Palace in Oslo, the capital of Norway. In Norway we celebrate our national day as Constitution Day. There are many civil voluntary parades on the 17th of May, but no military parades. The main parade locates in every town and community; children walk together in the streets waving flags, singing and celebrating. This is the main collective cultural event in Norway, all people celebrate, no matter age and origin.”
2. Our second runner up was this beautiful moment captured by Lorenzo Gaudenzi in Kyoto:
“I took this photo in June 2019 when I was in Japan for a tour with the theatre opera company where I work. I had a day off, and with my collegues, we went to Kyoto to the traditional district of Gion.
Walking around this district you can find many people dressed in traditional kimonos. Most of them are tourists that rent kimonos for their stay in Kyoto as someone said that if you dress in a kimono in Kyoto, you can get a discount in some restaurants.
Anyway, the streets of this district are full of colours and I took the photo while that girl was adjusting her hair before taking a photo.”
3. And finally… Our Winner goes to Evgeny Ermakov with this great profile shot of a woman in Indonesia
“This photo was taken in Ubud (Indonesia) during the festival days before Nyepi, also known as the ‘Day of Silence’ or Balinese New Year. During these days, Balinese people wear traditional clothes and perform different religious rituals. On this photo, you can see a woman in traditional clothes carrying the basket with ceremonial offerings on her head.”
Thank you so much for every Lobster that submitted, it was definitely a fun challenge to curate and see all the submissions for!
For those of you who missed out, or felt this challenge wasn’t for you, we have a new #CapturedOnFilm challenge right around the corner to celebrate World Photography Day on the 19th of August! Keep your eye’s peeled for more information to come… #ilobsterit