National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Thursday, August 16, 2012


National Geographic announced the winner of its 2012 photo contest, with the winning image going to Cedric Houin’s above shot of a family’s hut in Kyrgyzstan, a richly colorful and intimate picture that actually says quite more than what one initially observes.

As one of the judges, National Geographic contributing photographer Alexandra Avakian, notes, “The content of the photo is striking because the photographer captured both the nomads’ traditional way of life and some of their modern accouterments—the viewer gets the visual satisfaction of something that goes against cliché.”

See all the winners and runners up by visiting here.

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