These incredible pictures show what freedom means to 50 top photographers from around the world.
Free-to-use photography app Agora asked its multi-million user base to submit their photos which would best illustrate the theme of “freedom”.
After nearly 20,000 entries, 50 images have made it to the finals and are now being voted on for the “World’s Best photo of #Freedom2020”.
The winner, who will also win a prize of $1,000, will be selected by January 23rd.
One of the images named “Free Jump” by Shibasish Saha, shows a child jumping in the air after throwing a traditional umbrella above themselves in India.
“I was shooting a buddhist school when I saw this little child returning home from school,” said the photographer. “The child was so happy that he threw his umbrella and jumped all of a sudden … [so for the contest], I wanted to relate that the childish mind has no boundary and can express one feeling freely.”
Agora has a community of more than 3.5 million users from 193 countries where people create, vote, and curate the best images made worldwide.
“Agora is built between all: we want to empower people all over the world, because we believe that every point of view is important,” said Octavi Royo, Agora’s CEO and co-founder. “We’re creating a global democratic system where everyone can create, vote and enjoy the best creations of Humanity.”
If you want to check out all the finalists from the contest or vote on your favorite, be sure and visit Agora’s #Freedom2020 website page.