Meet the Hero behind the photo!

The #Green2019 light has finally turned red signaling that we have a new AGORA Hero! Find out who it is now 👇

Introducing Chariel Van Italianus (aka @chariel), our #Green2019 Hero from Indonesia, whose incredible photo won him $1,000 + 100,000 ⭐️s!

Meet him personally & see the incredible footage of how he took this shot in his video! 👇

“My name is Chariel Van Italianus, I come from Kudus City, Indonesia. I love photography because I like to travel and this combination of hobbies allows to capture the beauty of the world. I first found out about AGORA when I was browsing the internet for photography applications that could inspire me to develop my photography and make it my full-time career. I can’t believe I am now an AGORA Hero, thank you so much to the whole Community for making this happen!”

Chariel Van Italianus – AGORA #Green2019 Hero

The guest judge for this Contest has been photographer Luis Piovani

We called upon Luis Piovani (@piovanil), last year’s Hero, to lend the Community a hand with choosing his successor!

“My name is Luis Piovani. I work in the technology sector in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have always been a nature lover and turned to photography after using binoculars and bird guides for some time. From the moment I bought my first camera I’ve been taking pictures and continuing to learn as much as possible about my subjects and photography in general. AGORA has been a great tool to complement my journey as a means of sharing these moments with more people. I hope my photos can help more people appreciate and take better care of our planet.”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @chariel’s photo because of the great visual impact it has. The composition is perfect and the way it plays and uses the light demonstrate a great technical level. It has what every great landscape has, when you see the picture you want to instantly be there in person. But also, in keeping with the theme of the contest it represents all the tones of green in one single picture! Congratulations!”

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Chariel Van Italianus for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Portraits2019 or the #BlackAndWhite2019.

Questions for the AGORA Community:

What do you think about our latest Hero’s winning photo? 🤩

Have you ever participated in an AGORA contest?

What Contests would you like to see in the future?

Leave us your thoughts below! 👇