Winner of the EMPHASIS Photo Competition in collaboration with IPPN is Biswabiplab Singh with his picture depicting plants prior to phenotyping at the Nanaji Deshmukh Plant Phenomics Centre in New Delhi.
"The photographer has captured an interesting motif that everyone immediately associates with research. The evening atmosphere is aesthetically pleasing, the air-conditioned greenhouse demonstrates the technical commitment, but given the plant pots set up outdoors, it is also clear that different plant species are directly exposed to the climatic conditions. Another aspect that ultimately tipped the scales in favour of this picture: The storm clouds are brewing in the background expressing an almost symbolic urgency in the face of climate change. But there are also silver linings."
Gero von der Stein (Klaus Tschira Foundation), judge of the competition
Biswabiplab Singh is a Ph.D. scholar at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), working in the area of high-throughput phenotyping and genomics of complex traits in wheat. He loves adventure trips and photography.
Biswabiplab Singh has received a high-end camera and equipment sponsored by LemnaTec and DPPN.
Dawn in the FIP field | Credit: Andreas Hund, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020
Life of a Ph.D student during the pandemic | Credit: Biswabiplab Singh, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020
Crystal ball gazing into the future of Plant Phenomics | Credit: Angelo Petrozza, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020
Hyperspectral ground truth measurements | Credit: Andreas Hund, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020
Manual wheat harvest in the FIP | Credit: Andreas Hund, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020
Light show in the DroughtSpotter greenhouse | Credit: Andreas Eckert, EMPHASIS Photo Competition 2020