My Best Photos of 2018 – National Geographic

Nat Geo Assignmnet: My Best Photos of 2018 - Kristian Bertel
Child in India has been submitted to ‘My Best Photos of 2018’ on National Geographic.

 

 

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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot community with an assignment called ‘My Best Photos of 2018’. Curated by David Y. Lee from Nat Geo Your Shot and Your Shot mentees Shannon Hunt, Rose Ungvari and Sukanya De, they want to see the best of the best.

The images selected for the final story will have wowed us with their composition, and with their compelling captions. Photos that for this Your Shot assignment is simple to share our best photos taken during the 2018 calendar year.

Images with a story on National Geographic
As David is saying it: ”- I’ve looked through a couple thousand images so far and this is certainly sharping up to be the best. My final selects will be images that have soul, that have depth, and go beyond the superficial. They have to be different from all the other similar images being submitted. Ask yourself how they help tell the story you are trying to tell. I would suggest you lean towards the authentic with your images. Keep it simple, lightly adjust contrast, exposure, perhaps a slight tweak of the color. Trust that you made the image you wanted to make in the field with just you and your camera”, he says.

Photograph taken in Pushkar in India
The submitted photograph by the photographer was taken in the Rajasthani town of Pushkar. Pushkar is mentioned in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas suggesting its significance in historical and religious tradition of Hinduism. The town is mentioned in many texts dated to the 1st millennium. These texts are not, however, historical. The earliest historical records relating to Pushkar and Ajmer are found in Islamic texts describing the raids and conquest of northwestern regions of the Indian subcontinent.

 

”Today, more than 60 million children are forced to work in India, more than 12 million of whom work in a state of servitude and these children grow up and live in inhumane conditions. India is strongly characterized by inequalities between different regions and groups of populations. Children are most affected by this poverty and social inequality”

 

Compounding this misery with Child poverty in India, these children must also sometimes deal with the risk of abuse, most particularly children working as domestic servants. They work 24 hours a day at their employers and must always be available to respond to the smallest caprice of their “master” Also, they receive little respect or thanks from their employers. In India, more than seventy percent of children working as domestic servants are physically assaulted by their employer.

”- Because of the extent of this problem, the government must demonstrate perseverance and work in collaboration with local communities if it hopes to one day create a safe environment for all Indian children.”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says.

 

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