Kompete Presents Aperture
Confinement at home cannot stop photographers to exercise their creativity.
Aperture brings an opportunity for photographers to capture still life at home and communicate a message through it!
OPEN FOR ALL
APERTURE – Photography Competition , Panel of Judges:
Janak Shah, Tunali Mukherjee & Kristjan-Jaak Tammsaar
Janak Shah, is a veteran of 14 years in the photography industry. Janak kickstarted his career in 2005 freelancing with some of the best magazines in Mumbai. After a completing his stint in Time Out Magazine, Janak left for the US to get his MFA in Photography from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. In 2014, after his return to India, Janak started a commercial studio in Mumbai and since then has worked with various big
marquee names such as Aditya Birla Group, multi city clothing brand Kessa, US based premium fashion website Porte Mode and has also worked with various jewellers to set up their website by providing them with quality industry standard pictures. Janak has also been a visiting faculty at Jai Hind College for last 5 years and has helped the college formulate their syllabus in the field of photography and video. In 2019 he launched Zoetrope EDU which has forayed into content creation in the field of education specialising in visual media like film making, image editing, graphic design to name a few.
Link to my work www.behance.net/janakshah
Tunali Mukherjee, is a filmmaker and photographer based in Mumbai. She began her career with Hindustan Times, Mumbai where she shot everything ranging from daily news to sports and fashion. She then moved on to shooting for magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, etc. Her works been featured in Better Photography and Beautiful People as well. In 2008, she won the Silver prize for Best Spot News photography at the IFRA Asia Media Awards. She was part of the Young Asian Photographer's workshop conducted in Cambodia in 2008. In 2009, she won the Ibibo iFashion Photographer award for fashion photography. She was part of the Fair trade exhibition held in Kolkatta by the Drik Photo Agency. Her photographs have been published in magazines in UK and Europe, and her pictures were exhibited in a museum in Scotland as well. She has been shooting backstage at the Lakme Fashion week for more than a decade now.
She has written several shows for TV including Myntra Fashion Superstar, Ekaant, Indipedia, etc.
She is currently the visiting professor for cinema at KC college, BMM
Her clients include companies such as Viacom18, Cox & Kings, National Geographic Traveller India, Mumbai Mirror, MidDay, Epic TV and several European media networks.
Kristjan-Jaak Tammsaar has a BA in Photographic Arts and MA in Photojournalism from Westminster University in London. He has travelled widely and photographed in such diverse places, such as Syria, Iran, Myanmar and New Guinea, amongst many other remote locations. Aside from his photographic qualifications, he’s also completed mountaineering and skiing courses in Sikkim and Kashmir and has since documented climbing expeditions up to 7000m in altitude. In 2013 he summitted highest mountains on three continents around the world within six months, documenting a young Indian mountaineer Prem Kumar Singh’s attempt to climb the highest peaks on every continent. One of his long term personal projects has been documenting spiritual practicioners and pilgrimages around the world, including Maha Kumbh Mela in Prayag, Amarnath and Char Dham Yatras, Buddha Jayanti in Bodh Gaya and Maha Shivaratri in both Varanasi and Kathmandu. Since then, Kristjan-Jaak has been working as a freelance photo- and videographer, regularly writing in-depth travel reportages for various newspapers and magazines.
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