1st Chroma International Circuit 2022 (Digital)
1st Chroma International Circuit 2022 (Digital) is an endeavour of the leading Indian photography club Leading Lines Photography Society for connecting the recent trends of photography on a digital platform. Leading Lines Photographic Society arranges recreational and educational activities for photographers in a regular manner. The club organises international level photography salons and circuits for connecting photographers from the rest of the world for healthy interaction. The fund received from the salons and circuits is invested in charitable works like arranging workshops for the unprivileged but enthusiastic people. There is a photo-walk organised by the club every month free of cost. The club also arranges photo-tour in exotic, natural and historical settings at a very nominal cost. Every weekend, the club arranges photo-adda and/or webinar sessions to discuss the recent trends in photography.
1st Chroma International Circuit is a PSA recognised international circuit (PSA recognition no: 2022-135) based on three judgings and five sections: Open Colour (PIDC), Open Monochrome (PIDM), Photo Travel (PTD), Nature (ND), and Street (PJD). The submission of entries was closed on 21 March 2022 followed by the judging between 25 March 2022 to 2 April 2022. Notifications of awards and acceptances were sent via emails and the website on 16 April 2022. Online gallery of the awarded photographs will be opened for public exhibition on 15 June 2022. Awards and catalogues will be despatched on 16 June 2022. The photography circuit is digitally hosted and managed by Pixel Clash, a Photography Salon Software.
The judges in the different clubs of the 1st Chroma International Circuit 2022 are Dr. Debdas Bhunia (India) – EFIAP, FFIP, Mr. Subrata Bysack (India) – GMPSA/P, EFIAP/P, Mr. Koshal Basu (India) -EFIAP, EPSA, FFIP, EFIP/g, Hon. CPA, Hon. FPPS, Mrs. Snigdha Kar (India) – EFIAP, EFIP GOLD NATURE, EFIP, BEAPF, Mr. Saibal Mondal (India) -MPSA, EFIAP, Mr. Suvojit Biswas (India) -MPSA, EFIAP, Mr. Tuhin Kanti Das (India) – MPSA, EFIAP, FFIP, Ms. Sharmali Das (India) – GMPSA, EFIAP/g, FFIP, Mr. Asim Kumar Chaudhuri (India) – MPSA, EFIAP, EFIP(Gold),A.CPE, G.APS, Mr. Manash Das (India) – MPSA, EFIAP/b, Mr. Chinmoy Dutta (India) – MPSA, EFIAP/b, EIUP, AICS, FFIP, Hon.PESGSPC, and Mr. Asok Samaddar (India) – EPSA, EFIAP, EFIP. Mr. Bhupendra Roy is the exhibition chairman of 1st Chroma International Circuit 2022 (Digital).
Awards and Acceptances in the Chroma International Circuit
There are three judgings under the supervision of three clubs namely Leading Lines Photographic Club, Shutter Speed Photographic Club, and Aperture Art Photographic Club(A2PC) in the 1st Chroma International Circuit 2022. The award list of each section of each club includes 1 PSA Gold Medal, 1 Club Gold Medal, 1 Club Silver Medal, 1 Club Bronze Medal, 5 Certificate of Merit (E-Certificates), and 3 Honourable Mention (Ribbons). There is also 1 Overall Best Entrant (Medal), 1 Best Club Award, and 1 Best Group Award.
The PSA Gold Medal-winning photographs in the Open Monochrome section in all 3 judgings are A RAINY DAY-2466 by Partha Sarathi Sarkar, HAPPY CHILDHOOD 20 and BLUE CITY 10 by Arnaldo Paulo Che (Hong Kong). The club gold award-winning photographs in this section are IMMERSED ARTIST by Biswajit Mandal (India), and BLACKSMITH SHOP 005 by Wei Ye (China). The PSA Gold Medal winners in the Open Colour section are DESOLATE WORLD by Yao Zu Shu (Australia), SHOETIME by Alexander Hochhaus (Germany), and SEDIH by Hardiono Pusponegoro (Indonesia). The Club Gold Medal-winning photographs in this section are HOMEWARD-273 by Partha Sarathi Sarkar (India), SEDIH by Hardiono Pusponegoro (Indonesia), and DESOLATE WORLD by Yao Zu Shu (Australia).
In the Nature section, the PSA Gold Medal-winning photographs in different sections are CATCH BIRD 01 by Voon Wah Wong (Hong Kong), MOTHER AND CUB by Baoting Chen (USA), and CHEETAH TUG OF WAR by Ajit Huilgol (India). The Club Gold Medal-winning images in this section are MOTHER AND CUB by Baoting Chen (USA), VULTURE PIED CROW 190521091215 by Kent Holmberg (Sweden), and GOOD FOOD by Thien Ly Tu (Vietnam). In the Photo Travel section, PSA Gold medals in all 3 judgings are won by BLUE MAGIC by Diana Chan (Hong Kong), WALKING UP IN SNOW by Phillip Kwan (Canada), and NANPU BRIDGE 14 by Zhicai Ren (China). The Club Gold winning photographs are MASKOBA MANDIR and ONE CLICK PLEASE by Samir Mohite (India), and SANDAKFU by Arunima Chattopadhyay.
In the Street section, the PSA Gold medal-winning photographs in all 3 judgings are MAEKLONG RAILWAY MARKET by Mahendra Putra Lim (Indonesia), THE MARCH OF MEMORY by Oleg Kutskiy (Ukraine), and FOOD RELIEF by Biswajit Mukherjee (India). The Club Gold medal-winning photographs in this section are MAULI CHI PALKHI by Samir Mohite (India), AUSTRALIA DAY WHEELCHAIR RACE 1 by Yao Zu Shu (Australia), and BLESSINGS 2022-1 by Balachandder SK (India). Overall Best Entrant award goes to Biswajit Mandal and GLOBAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS (GPA) wins the Best Club award. Click here for the complete list of awards and acceptances.
Cover Photo and the References: the official website of 1st Chroma International Circuit 2022 (Digital)