2020 Better Photography
Photo of the Year winners are announced
(Image credit: Azim Khan Ronnie/Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2020)
A stunning image of a Hindhu festival has won the top prize in this year's 2020 Better Photography Photo of the Year competition. The image has won Bangladeshi photographer Azim Khan Ronnie a total of AUS$2750 in the annual contest, scooping the overall prize as well as winning the Exotic Travel category, after gaining a Gold Award from all three of the competition judges.
“Every year, thousands of Hindu devotees gather for a religious festival in front of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple", explains Azim Khan Ronnie. "The faithful sit in prayer surrounded by candles, named locally as Prodip. Lokenath Brahmachari, was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. The Hindu worshippers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during a traditional ritual, called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash".
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