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Rural Bull Racing Image Wins Channel 4 And Bliphoto ‘Momentum’ Sports Photography Prize

A dramatic and visceral depiction of the Bengali sport of bull racing has won top prize in a new photography competition.

The action-packed shot, taken by amateur photographer Partha Pratim Saha in West Bengal, was praised for its “dynamism” by the judges of the inaugural Momentum prize.

Bull racing, known locally as Moichhara, is popular in rural Bengal, and takes place in muddy paddy fields before sowing begins in the monsoon. A pair of bulls are ridden by a single jockey in the high-stakes pastime.

The runner-up in the competition, launched by Channel 4 and Blipfoto at the BT Paralympic World Cup, went to a photograph of a ‘swamp soccer’ match by Damian Glowacki. Third place was awarded to a picture of a girls rugby match taken in New Zealand by Caroline Foster.

via Rural Bull Racing Image Wins Channel 4 And Bliphoto ‘Momentum’ Sports Photography Prize.

Strange Random Photography Quote:

Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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