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PHOTOGRAPHER: Rajarshi Chowdhury
Rajarshi Chowdhury was awarded a second prize (photos catagory) in a youth photography and writing competition, launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Transparency International (TI) to mark the 20th anniversary of TI, one of one of the world’s leading anti-corruption organisations. We asked young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to depict corruption and how to combat it. The competition was judged by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Transparency International and professional journalists and photographers.
In his words: “Corruption is affecting every echelon of society. But the worst damage is done to those people with limited means and knowledge. Access to information and social awareness can keep this social evil under control.”
Chowdhury, 30, graduated in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology and works in the computer technology industry in Bangalore. Born in Serampore, near Kolkata, India, he began taking photographs at age 20 and photography has become his passion. He has a special interest in capturing the essence of human life. He enjoys street photography, nature and landscape photography. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers.