PhotographerAnna Shmel
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryWest New York, United States
About Photographer

Anna Shmel is a beauty and fashion photographer. Anna was born in Russia, and although she started studying art history at age 10, she pursued a law degree instead. Anna worked as a lawyer for an oil company for years, but began to study photography when her family moved to India. She was so inspired by all the colors, and interesting faces in India, and realized that what she was really passionate about was photography. She picked up a camera to capture the energy of the Indian flea market, and never looked back.