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The Indian team won second place at the Mercedes-Benz 15th FIAP Nature Biennial World Cup in photography here on Wednesday. An exhibition of the awardwinning photographs will be on at the Chitrakala Parishat, from October 7 to 12
If you are a wildlife enthusiast and love nature photography, then head to Mercedes-Benz 15th Federation Internationale de L'Art Photographique (FIAP) Nature Biennial 2010, which is on from October 7 to 12. There is a Bangalore connection in India's impressive showing at the Mercedes-Benz 15th FIAP Nature Biennial World Cup. K.A. Mandanna, a Bangalore-based photographer is the second Indian to have shot his way into winning the bronze in the individual category of the print section. This is the highest award this naturalist has won so far. Also India bagged the World Cup in the projected images category while Italy has bagged it in the printed images category.
India has bagged the World Cup in the projected images category at the Mercedes-Benz 15th FIAP Nature Biennial 2010 while Italy has won the World Cup in the printed images section. India has also secured the team gold medal in the print category.
India came a close second as Italy managed to whisk away the coveted Odette Bretscher Trophy by a narrow margin to emerge at the top in the overall ranking. This is the first time that India, four-time winners, is hosting the World Cup which was contended by 850 photographs and projected images from more than 570 of the world's leading nature photographers from 32 countries.
More than 850 photographs and projected images from more than 570 of the world’s leading nature photographers representing 32 countries were judged by an international jury comprising Jacky Martin from France, Ricardo Bussi from Italy (also the secy gen of FIAP), Jill Sneesby from South Africa along with B Srinivasa and TNA Perumal from India.
The winning photographs were handpicked by an international jury comprising Jacky Martin from France, Ricardo Bussi from Italy, Jill Sneesby from South Africa and B. Srinivasa and T.N.A. Perumal from India. The photographs were assessed based on attributes such as composition, lighting and sharpness of image. The subcategories for the projected images category were best mammal, bird, landscape, macro work and atmosphere and feeling.
The awards will be presented at a function on October 7 at the Chitrakala Parishath where an exhibition of the award-winning photographs will be held. The photographs will also be displayed at select cities across the country later on. A coffee table book of the images will also be published. The individual FIAP gold medal for the best print image went to Albert Fernand of France and to Bianchedi Flavio of Italy for the best projected image.
Photographers from Belarus, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France and South Africa also won the six individual FIAP bronze medals. In the team awards, it was a tussle between India and Italy. While Italy came a close second to India and won the team gold medal in the projected images category followed by South Africa and France, India towed Italy's World Cup winning scores in the printed image category followed by France and Scotland.