Maung Maung Gyi of Myanmar is the Grand Prize winner in the Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009. His winning entry, â€œCave of Hope,â€ shows a young monk praying in a silent and spiritual setting.
One of the judges, Mr. Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, says the â€œpicture presents a depth that is unshakable, no matter how many viewings. The use of light is beautiful and creates drama. Another aspect of drama in this photo is the setting of a natural cave set up as a temple.â€
The other winners in the photo contest were Kacper Kowalski of Poland who won the Nikkor 75th Anniversary Award for his entry â€œAt the Heart of the Kaszuby Forest,â€ Zsolt Kudich of Hungary for his â€œQuarrelâ€ which won 1st Prize in the Free Subject category and Peter Allinson of the USA for â€œFriends,â€ 1st Prize in the My Planet category.
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