It's winning season for Montreal photographer Jacques-André Dupont! Once more, Jacques-André's images receive international recognition as 6 of his images made it to the final, including 2 that received a bronze awards at the 2018 One Eyeland WORLD'S TOP 10 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHERS, in the wildlife category.
This recognition is particularly rewarding, as it was awarded by an international jury of acclaimed photographers including Astrid Verhoef (Netherlands), Howard Schatz (USA), Lennette Newell (USA), Lisa Saad (Australia), Pedro Jarque Krebs (Peru), Rosario Civello (Italy) and Sharad Haksar (India).
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Story of a winning image
Jacques-André Tells us about one of its bronze medal image
It was taken during my last Kenya trip when I witnessed one of the world's most amazing spectacles on earth: the great migration. We got to spend quite a lot of time at the Mara River, hoping to get the iconic wildebeest crossings. That particular morning, as we were waiting, wildebeests started moving towards us and the river. All of a sudden, the leading animals all stopped together, and formed a perfect line facing the water. They remained still for several minutes, like if they were hoping for the other one to lead the way across the croc-infested river. Frankly, I would have done the same!
I love this image, the geometry of it, and the tension too. And I thought it would work better in B&W. It seems the judges agreed!