Meet the Hero behind the photo!

The latest AGORA Hero, certainly made a splash in Victor de Valles’ Contest #Water2019 💦 Meet him now 👇

Introducing Lee Mumford, (aka @leemumford8), our #Water2019 Hero from the UK whose brilliant photo has won him the Jackpot of Credits + 100,000 ⭐️s!

Get to know him now and discover exactly how and where he took his magnificent winning shot👇

“Hi everyone, I’m Lee Mumford, originally from the UK, now living and working in Hong Kong. I love living here and being surrounded by such a diverse mix of cultures and people. It’s also a great base to see some of the most incredible sights in Asia.

#Water2019 Hero – Lee Mumford

My journey into photography started at young age, where I learned how to develop my own rolls of film and print my own images in the darkroom. However, I only started taking photography seriously a few years ago after I fulfilled my dream job of becoming an airline pilot. This has enabled me to travel the world, with my trusted camera gear by my side.

The world of photography opens up endless opportunities and although I tend to put more of my efforts into travel photography, I’ve recently been dabbling in street and architectural photography. Nothing is more peaceful than walking the streets with your camera in your hand.

Lee’s winning #Water2019 shot – Tides | Australia

I love taking part in photography competitions so when I first heard about AGORA on social media, I jumped to the occasion to upload and enter into some of the vast number of competitions they offer. I’ve been using the site now for 2 months and it’s a huge achievement to be crowned the Hero for Water2019!”

This Contest was launched by AGORA Hero Victor de Valles

#Water2019 Host – Victor de Valles

We called upon Victor de Valles (@victordevalles), our #Beauty2018 Hero and #Beauty2019 guest judge, to launch and judge his own Contest. Given his specialism in underwater photography, there really was no better fit than #Water2019! See what he had to say about why he chose this winning photo! 👇

Host’s selection criteria: “Truth be told, this was such a hard decision as the quality of the Top 50 was so much higher than expected, but there can only be one winner! I have chosen @leemumford8’s shot as the winner because of its super original composition which I just love, its use of the water as its principal element and its perfect balance and mixture of colors that make it so aesthetic. Congratulations Lee!”

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

There is a new Hero every week, so don’t forget to check out our previous winners such as the #Music2019 and #Summer2019 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! 👇