Heartbreaking portrait of a woman from Evia wins 2022 Siena International Photo Awards

Oct 4, 2022

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Heartbreaking portrait of a woman from Evia wins 2022 Siena International Photo Awards

Oct 4, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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© Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Last year, Siena International Photo Awards showed us some of the most moving photos we’ve ever seen. The results of the 2022 contest are now out, and as always – they didn’t disappoint.

This year’s overall winner is the photo titled Woman from Evia, shot by Greek photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis. But other than the overall winner, the contest shares winners and runner-ups across its 11 categories, so there are plenty of stunning photos and videos to admire.

The winning image captures the desperation of Kritsiopi Panayiota, an 81-year-old woman, as the flames are approaching her home during the serious forest fires that hit Greece in the summer of 2021 and caused extensive environmental damage. In case the photo seems familiar, perhaps you’ve seen it as the winner of this year’s World Press Photo as well.

© Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Panayiota’s image was selected from tens of thousands of photos that were submitted to Siena by photographers from 140 countries. Along with other category winners, it will be on display in Siena from 1 October to 20 November 2022. The exhibition will also include the winners and runner-ups of the Creative Photo Awards and Drone Photo Awards. Visitors will also have a chance to see solo exhibitions of Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photographer killed on 16 July 2021 while documenting the combat between Afghan troops and the Taliban, as well as exhibitions featuring the work of Ami Vitale, Dan Winters, and Peter Mather.

Take a look at the category winners and runner-ups below. Keep in mind, though, that some photos are not for the faint-hearted. Make sure to visit SIPA’s website for more photos and more information about the contest.

Street Photography

© Michael Kowalczyk/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Barry Talis/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
©  Jonathan Jasberg/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Journeys and Adventures

© Rahat Bin Mustafiz/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Morten Gåsvand/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Marcus Westberg/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Fascinating faces and characters

© Dan Winters/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Ahmed El Hanjoul/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© K.deniz Kalayci/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

The Beauty of Nature

© Nadine Galandi/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Roberto Marchegiani/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Aya Okawa/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Animals in their environment

© Amos Nachoum/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Ingo Arndt/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Igor Altuna/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Architecture & Urban Spaces

© Muhammad Almasri/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Ibrahim Nabeel Salah/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Giulio Casti/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Sports in Action

© Jonne Roriz/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Ian Macnicol/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Bradley Kanaris/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Documentary & Photojournalism

© Fabrizio Maffei/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Ohad Zwigenberg/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Jan Grarup/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Under 20

© Raffael Gunawan/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Qiyuan Zhu/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Vladislav Shapovalov/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Underwater Life

© Francisco Javier Murcia Requena/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Nick Polanszky/Siena International Photo Awards 2022
© Tom Shlesinger/Siena International Photo Awards 2022

Storytelling

1st place – Peter Mather, Urban and Wild

2nd place – Alessio Mamo, Uncovering Iraq

3rd place – Dan Balilty, Ultra Orthodox Pandemic

Short Documentary

1st place – Ami Vitale, Shaba

2nd place – Martin Gregus, 33 Days – Living Among Bears

3rd place – Romain Barats, Unity is strength

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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2 responses to “Heartbreaking portrait of a woman from Evia wins 2022 Siena International Photo Awards”

  1. Aram K. Photographer / Filmmak Avatar
    Aram K. Photographer / Filmmak

    This is what Photography come to. Photograph somebody misfortune or pain and win big! Disgusting.

  2. Aram K. Photographer / Filmmaker Avatar
    Aram K. Photographer / Filmmaker

    This is what Photography come to. Photograph somebody misfortune or pain and win big! Disgusting.