Laguna Carhuacocha in Cordillera Huayhuash

PhotographerArnab Banerjee
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryWhite Plains, United States
Photo Date2010
Technical Infodigital capture
Entry Description

In the remote Andean range of Cordillera Huayhuash in northern Peru, a mesmrizing world of high peaks, alpine lakes and glaciated world awaits for the hikers who brave the thin air of the high altitude. Here in 5 shots of a single place, called Laguna Carhuacocha, I tried to capture the soul of the place. Taken over 3 days during various conditions and using different compositions, these images shows what the place is all about

About Photographer

Arnab Banerjee is a professional nature, travel and humanitarian photographer based in the lower Hudson Valley near New York City. Widely published and collected fine art images of Arnab Banerjee are unique and powerful as they are born out of the artist’s vision and connection with the place and the moment in time. Arnab likes to travel to distant places, hike miles of trails, explore remote areas and spend large amount of time to deeply understand and discover the true essence of a place, culture or people before making the evocative and inspiring images. His work goes beyond the “pretty” and “obvious” and attempts to touch a deeper meaning and tell a story. The ethereal light and landscapes of Hudson valley and New England area is a major inspiration of Arnab’s work. At the same time, his photographic assignments all over the world have produced a rich portfolio of images of various cultures, tradition, history, people and landscapes from interesting corners of the world. Arnab is also an avid mountaineer and climber with a couple of first ascents of Himalayan giants (over 22,000 ft) under his name. His writing and photographs have published in many national and widely circulated journals and magazines (Outdoor Photography magazine, American Alpine journals, etc.). His images are also widely used for commercial and editorial purposes (clients include The word for you, etc.) and fine art prints are collected all over the world. He is also the author of the book “50 amazing things to see and do in the New York City area” – to be published by Mountain Trail Press in 2011.