This quaint tea stall in a vegetable market in Aurangabad never ceases to amaze me. News and tea are inseparable almost everywhere in India. An invaluable insight gathered from this photograph after I shot it. I was pleased as punch to receive a nomination for it at the 2013 Black & White Spider awards concluded last year.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONOURS SHABNAM SIRUR FROM INDIA
LONDON – Amateur photographer Shabnam Sirur of India was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of ‘People’ at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo show. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of this important event for black and white photography.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year, Shabnam Sirur’s ‘Morning tea’, an exceptional image entered in the ‘People’ category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”
– Basil O’Brien, Creative Director, Spider Awards
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.