Alan King, August 2018 winner
Alan King, August 2018 winner
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Alan King, August 2018 winner

Guardian reader pictures


New Year in south-east Asia is celebrated by mass water fights. The people of Luang Prabang in Laos take the tradition more seriously than most, and it’s a spectacle not to be missed. I wrapped my camera in a plastic bag and got among the crowds. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: I’ll make no secret of my disdain for set up shots of monks in shafts of light. Like many, I prefer spontaneity. When a candid street shot goes right, with the splashes on the lens adding to this image, I jump for joy. Especially here, with the addition of the street’s hubbub and the smiling faces.


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