Meet the Hero behind the photo!

Our #RoadTrip2019 has finally come to an end with the crowning of a new Hero! Get to know the woman and the incredible journey behind the winning photo now👇

Meet Anisa Subekti (aka @anyisa), our #RoadTrip2019 Hero from Indonesia whose stunning photo has won her $1,000 + 100,000 ⭐️s!

“My name is Anisa Subekti, I was born and grew up in Surabaya, Indonesia. I met my partner in early 2016 and in less than a year, I joined his personal project, World Sketching Tour and rode over 11,000 km in South America by bike, from Santa Marta, Colombia to Ushuaia, Argentina (August 2017 – May 2019).

I have always liked photography since I was young, however my interest grew bigger and bigger when I started my travels in South America. It was such a great experience and privilege to ride my bicycle to different places to see and learn different things almost everyday for almost two years. It made me want to capture every moment as my memory couldn’t remember them all. Everytime I looked at my photos, they made me want to keep improving and learning from them.

Anisa Subekti – Our #RoadTrip2019 Hero

This trip also made me wonder what I could do during my down-time while traveling any without many belongings. It was during this search that I found AGORA. It’s varying Contests every week are a great way to engage with the global community in a creative way. I always join any contest that relate with the photos I have. And I’m so speechless yet grateful that I have won #Roadtrip2019 Contest, I can’t believe it!

Since I’m planning explore Africa by bike again with my partner, I’ll use the prize to fund this journey. If not, I’ll use it to invest in better lenses for my camera. Let’s see what happens next month!”

Anisa’s winning #RoadTrip2019 photo – The sun setting, time to find a shelter to rest for the night!

The guest judge for this Contest has been photographer Vitor Esteves

Vitor Esteves – #RoadTrip2018 Hero & #RoadTrip2019 Guest Judge

We called upon Vitor Esteves (@vitor.esteves), our #ChangeTheWorld2018 Hero, to lend the Community a hand with choosing his successor!

“I’m an outdoor lover that discovered my passion for photography a few years since when I’ve never left home without my camera. My first steps in photography where trying to capture the Milky Way from many different locations. Three years ago I made a snap decision to buy a drone and never looked back. I’m now addicted to aerial photography and made it my main way to capture my travels around the world.”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @anyisa’s photo as the Hero because the scenery speaks for itself. When I think of a road trip the first image that comes to mind is something like this, wide roads, mountain peaks glowing in the background and an infinity of possibilities ahead. Just a perfect match for the Contest’s theme. Congratulations!”

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Anisa Subekti for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Work2019 or the #Hope2019 Heroes.

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! 👇