In CATEGORY 41, NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY – ANIMAL:
Galleries awarded 1st Prize to India’s Riya Sharma. American Carolyn Quan took 2nd. Lithuania’s Ernestas Papinigis scored 3rd and tied for 5th with American Robert Meyers-Lussier, who also took 4th. Completing this category’s winners list was Germany’s Heinz Baade.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 41. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY – ANIMAL:
1ST PLACE: RIYA SHARMA, INDIA, www.RiyaSharmaPhotography.com, “Majestic Elephant” 30 x 40″ Photo on HD metal.
2ND PLACE: CAROLYN QUAN, USA, www.CarolynQuan.com, “Going With The Flow” 60 x 20″ Original photography and digital collage on metal.
3RD PLACE: ERNESTAS PAPINIGIS, LITHUANIA, www.ernis.co.uk, “Chihuahua Puppy” Digital Photograph, Nikon D2Hs & 35mm f/1.8g.
4TH PLACE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Trail Ridge Road Panorama” 3872 x 2592px Photography.
5TH – TIE: ERNESTAS PAPINIGIS, LITHUANIA, www.ernis.co.uk, “Golden Horse” Digital Photograph, Nikon D2Hs & 50mm f/1.8d.
5TH – TIE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Golden Eagle Profile” 3648 x 5472px Photography.
6TH PLACE: HEINZ BAADE, GERMANY, http://www.artmajeur.com/heinz-baade, “The Dead Fish, Denmark 1993” Photography.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER RIYA SHARMA:
Riya Sharma, an Award–Winning Professional Travel Photographe, currently lives and works in Kalol, (N.G) Gujarat, India. She holds a professional press card from the New York Institute of Photography and is an official photographer for their Photo World Magazine. She is a Photography Business Advisor, photography marketing consultant and provides the world’s most popular and inspirational photography training.
Strong graphic imagery, vibrant colors, and simple yet calculated compositions define the photographic works of Sharma. With the ability to portray a wide range of subject matter, from expressionistic portraits to spontaneous moments, Riya’s photographs reflect the effects of poverty and social inequality in India. What makes her photos so unique is her inane ability to forge a connection between her subjects and her viewers.
Riya’s main artistic goal is “working toward taking the perfect picture – that combination of technique, style, and impact that still draws people to look at an image years or decades later.” Through her photographs, the viewer sees the truth in humanity. The photographer believes that her photos show the facts of reality that many people do not see every day because they are so busy running around all the time.
“I personally believe a perfect photo consists of the best example of cultural and social moments,” says Sharma. “There will always be more to shoot and better ways to shoot it.”
‘Memories on the wall’ is how I like to describe it.
A graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, Riya Sharma has had her photographs featured in more than 50 Newspaper, Magazine, websites and was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at the 2016 Asian Awards in London. She is also an official photographer for PhotoWorld Magazine. Riya is Ranked in TOP 25 Photographers as Popular Photographer of 2015 in ViewBug. Riya Sharma is also selected as VIP MEMBER of LUCIE FOUNDATION & IPA, PSA & APA. RIYA SHARMA AS A FIRST INDIAN REPRESENTED COUNTRY INDIA IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WITH HER PHOTOGRAPHY.& Riya Sharma received OSCAR ACADEMY AWARDS – BEST ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2016
Riya Sharma has being honoured with over 100 awards for her photography and her art. RIYA SHARMA IS OFFICIAL MEMBER OF MORE THAN 70 ASSOCIATION , MAGAZINE, INTERNATIONAL ART AND CULTURAL FEDERATION AND MANY MORE. UPWARDS OF 100+ MAGAZINE, NEWS SITE, DIGITAL WEBSITES FEATURED RIYA SHARMA.
SEE MORE OF RIYA SHARMA’S WORK HERE: www.RiyaSharmaPhotography.com
All Images Courtesy of American Art Awards and Winning Artists!