The winners of our first annual GoPro student competition prove that great
photography lets you see familiar things in a new light.
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
A self-proclaimed "perpetual photography student" at the College of DuPage, Santokh Kochar was on vacation in his native India when he made this atmospheric image of a Rajasthani shepherd returning home with his flock. "There was dust flying in the air that just made the picture," says Kochar, who had to dash down the road to capture the scene. "It gave it a certain depth." The original image was shot on color slide film, but the photographer felt it lacked visual impact, so after scanning it he converted it to monochrome. Says Kochar, "I think it evokes the simplicity and beauty of the Rajasthan people." -Lindsay Sakraida