Meet the Hero behind the photo!

AGORA has been filled with #Love2019 for the last 2 months and now it’s time to meet the Hero! 👇

Introducing Vitor Esteves(aka @vitor.esteves), our #Love2019 Hero from Portugal whose beautiful photo has won him $1000 + 100,000 ⭐️s!

Get to know him now and discover how he took this incredible shot! 👇

“Hey everyone, my name is Vitor Esteves! I’m an outdoor lover who just a few years ago discovered my passion for photography and since then have never left home without my camera. Once I’d learnt the basics I then took a few courses on different photography techniques to improve my skills further. Three years ago I made a sharp turn and bought a drone. I was instantly hooked on aerial photography and made it my main way to capture the world around me. From above everything changes and a new perspective makes the most mundane subject get it’s own magic.

AGORA images and its contests have always given me a lot of motivation to keep shooting and alway searching for something new ever since I joined over a year ago! I was amazed when I won #Roadtrip2018, for which I won a bicycle, and then the following year I was invited to be the judge for #RoadTrip2019! Now I honestly can’t believe that I have become an AGORA Hero for the second time, winning a cash prize! Thank you so much for the opportunity AGORA team!”

Vitor’s Winning #Love2019 image – Hand Holding

The guest judge for this Contest has been AGORA photographer Albert Castañe

#Love2019 Guest Judge Albert Castañe

We called upon Albert Castañe (aka @xopet1969), 4 time AGORA Top 50 photographer to lend the Community a hand with choosing the Hero! See what he has to say about why he chose this winning photo! 👇

“Hi, I’m Albert from Barcelona, Spain. My passion for photography began with the introduction of cameras in mobile devices, and with the popularization of photo-sharing apps. I’m a photography enthusiast, who enjoys capturing special moments in everyday settings, whether it be on the streets and beaches of my city, or in the popular festivals of my region. I believe that if we look closely, in our immediate surroundings, there are many extraordinary moments to photograph!”

Guest Judge’s selection criteria: “I chose @vitor.esteves shot as the winning photo because I love the tones and colors in this shot as well as the very small silhouettes which emphasize the immensity of and love for nature! This image also perfectly symbolizes what love is, looking together towards the future, congratulations!”

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

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Nature2019 or the #Small2019 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! 👇