We would like to thank 2010 New Talent winner Eric Kruszewski, who had provided this blog post and image from his prize trip to India. To view more of his images from the trip, please click on the link in the post.
In December 2010, Travel Photographer of the Year founders and organizers Chris and Karen Coe notified me that I was the contest’s New Talent Award Winner. This exciting announcement came while I was eating breakfast; my spoon fell from my hand to the table and my cereal bowl crashed to the floor. At that moment I did not realize that it truly was just the beginning.
Over the next several months, I worked with TPOTY from my home in America in preparation for the upcoming exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London, England, which ran for several weeks during the spring/summer of 2011. Fortunately, I was able to travel to London to attend the exhibition’s opening ceremony and meet industry professionals, contest judges and fellow photography lovers from around the world. Travel Photographer of the Year was extremely supportive in arranging meetings and ensuring people of interest were in attendance and available for discussions regarding the contest and the craft of photography. Following the exhibition, weekend workshops were planned, thus granting even more opportunities for photographers to attend lectures and participate in portfolio reviews. This contest has been reinventing itself constantly while giving established and emerging photographs an avenue to share their passion of photography.
As part of my winning the New Talent Award in 2010, former contest sponsor Intrepid Travel granted me the opportunity to venture from Delhi, India, to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 15-day journey allowed me to further develop my photographic vision while obtaining an intimate glimpse into fascinating cultures. The highlights of the trip were abundant and are impossible to enumerate. Therefore, I am happy to share my impressions of the region through my latest imagery: http://erickruszewski.com
Thank you very much to TPOTY for sharing my work, to Intrepid Travel for the journey through India, and to all photographers who have made the contest a huge success.
2010 TPOTY New Talent Award Winner