Ghanaian self-taught photographer Michael Aboya has defied all the odds to become the first Ghanaian photographer to win this prestigious award “The Best Photo of the Year” by Agora Images. The Award ceremony was held on Wednesday, 6th November 2019.
The Awards saw the submission of 130,000 images from photographers all over the world. these submissions were narrowed down to just 15 images with Michael being a part of.
Michael emerged winner with $25,000 as cash price. His image captioned “Songs of Freedom,” is a very captivating image of boys enjoying music. The skin tone of the boys and the entire colour grading of the picture gives the picture the whole vibe.
According to Forbes, Unlike any other contest, the #AGORAawards2019, in its third year and open to professional and amateur photographers who can join for free, recognizes the single most-voted photo of the year, without any photography genre categories.
He has got some amazing images on Agora Images, Michael Aboya(@eighthman)
You can check out a post by Michael and snippet of him receiving the award.
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Winner and Author of the best image in the world #agoraawards2019 by @agoraimages. . . . ………………………………………………………………….. . #photograph #photographer #vsco #sonya7 #photographers_tr #photographie #landscape_captures #photographers #photographysouls #leggings #portrait #vscocamphotos #likesforlikes #photographs #beautiful #photographylovers #topliketags #accra #natgeo100contest #africa #believeinyourself #african #beauty #realfriends #blackexcellence . This is a very speechless moment for me, I’ve been looking down at my phone and still have no idea of what to write. So I thought I just write about how I feel and to say thank you all for being with me from the beginning, thank you for listening to my story, thank you for the support, a big thanks to God the creator for answering prayers and leading me along the path to this point, for giving me the strength, thanks to @agoraimages for giving us the power to Express a unique point of view
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