Meet the Hero behind the photo!

Our first ever photographer-launched Contest has come to an end and it’s been so much #Fun2019! 🥳 Now it’s time to meet the winner…

Introducing  Zaw Zaw Kaung San (aka @zawzawkaungsan355), our #Fun2019 Hero from Myanmar whose heart-warming photo has won him the first ever Credits jackpot + 100,000 ⭐️s!

Meet him now and discover the story behind his beautiful winning photo! 👇

#Fun2019 Hero Zaw Zaw Kaung San

“Hi AGORA Community, my name is Zaw Zaw Kaung San and I’m so happy to be introducing myself as the Hero of #Fun2019! I am professional photographer with 17 years of experience after beginning to learn photography in 2002. I have also won various prizes in local and foreign photo contest as a member of the Myanmar Photography Society, however this is my biggest to date!

Zaw Zaw’s winning #Fun2019 image – Smile

My winning shot is of two women farmers from my rural hometown who are shelling and cleaning peanuts! I am very interested in taking lifestyle and culture photography so when I arrived one day to my village and saw them working so happily I asked if I could take a photo of them in order to capture the essence and positivity of my hometown and local industries!”

This Contest was hosted by photographer Michael Aboya!

Michael Aboya (aka @eighthman), AGORA #Sound2018 and #Eyes2018 Hero, has been the first ever photographer to launch his own Contest on AGORA! See what he has to say about selecting this winning photo! 👇

“My Name is Michael Aboya, I am a self taught photographer from Ghana based in the capital city of Accra. There is a saying that if you love someone or something, you see them with different eyes. My love for art and photography blessed me with eyes to see and capture the love in others, to capture what makes my subjects who they really are.”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @zawzawkaungsan355 photo for the simple fact that it purely reflects having fun and makes me so happy! It reminds me of a quote by Ritu Ghatourey which says “You don’t stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun”. It transports me into a future where I can sit down with an old friend and talk and laugh about past fun experiences. It’s a precious moment captured for a lifetime, congratulations!”

On behalf of the entire AGORA Team, congratulations to Zaw Zaw Kaung San for becoming the Hero! 👏🎉

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Aerial2019 or the #Light2019 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! 👇