World Photo Day Contest Winners
Why do you shoot? @igersrio asked that basic question on August 19th, World Photo Day.
The idea was very creative and simple: what about celebrating photography showing & telling Igers why we take pictures? The Best photos & answers posted on that day only and tagged with #igersrio_worldphotoday would get a shoot out and prints by partner @sambapix Then the idea got a little bigger – why not activate the whole Instagramers network and make world photo day a worldwide celebration? The deadline was short – only 3 days – and 22 Igers local groups joined the challenge under the global tag #igers_worldphotoday
@igers @igersabudhabi @igersbari @igersbsb @igerscanada @igerscentralcoastnsw @igerscentraloregon
@igerscolombia @igerseastbay @igerslpa @igersmallorca @igersmalmoe @igersmexico
@igerspoa @igersportugal @igerspty @igerssacramento @igerssantacatarina @igerssaopaulo
@igerssv @igerstoulouse @igers_philly and @instagramaz
And the results were great! Just in three days we received on tag #igersrio_worldphotoday – 723 Pics and under tag #igers_worldphotoday – 826 Pics
Here is the Recap pic (and the complete list of Winners Contributions below)
“Taking photos transports me to another place … like I can show the world how I feel or who I am.”
“Why i shoot because i love instant iphotography ; #médoc (in France) and each person could see each photo from other country and i love instagram !!! ”
“fotografo pra mostrar as cores que pulam na minha vida”
“haciendo foto capturas el momento, ves el mundo con otra perspectiva, destacas la esencia de algo, con la foto demuestras tu forma con que ves el mundo y la vida! Feliz dia de la Fotografia desde México! ”
“I shoot because photography changes the way I see the world.”
“Why do I shot? Well, I am a lawyer, so my life is sticking my mind into the uglier things the human being can come up with. I am into dishonesty, selfishness, and people ruining other else lives with uttermost disdain. I don’t like it, I don’t like problems, I try to keep myself as far away as possible from problems, I don’t like to judge anyone, I don’t like to accuse anyone, and I don’t like to defend anyone, I don’t feel myself this pretentious. I like what is beautiful, I like to see without touch, I like what is spontaneous, pure, original, I am essentially a witness of mother nature. When I shot I feel myself reborn, I feel capturing beauty, I feel living with dignity in this Planet Earth. That’s why I am an amateur photographer, and that’s why I shot.”
“Pelo simples prazer de ver… Isso é o que me emociona! O sentimento que uma foto pode transmitir”
“One photo, someone’s story.
I shoot because I want to find and tell these stories”
“I shoot to freeze the moment and make it mine”
“This is why I shoot, just for a moment I can freeze time and it becomes my extension and relive that moment. This is why I love photography”
Dear igers around the world, Let’s collaborate to celebrate photography every single day @ Instagram!