International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of its 2022 contest. It showcases the work of non-professional and professional photographers who submitted their photos to 13 different categories. They cover a wide range of topics and genres, so no matter what type of photography you prefer – this gallery has something especially for you
2023 Milky Way Photographer of the Year contest unveils jaw-dropping winning photos
Capture the Atlas‘ Milky Way Photographer of the Year has just announced its 2023 winners. Like every year, there isn’t just one photo to rule them all – there is an entire gallery of 25 breathtaking images. We bring you a selection of winners, so let’s dive in and enjoy these marvelous starry sky photos from all over the world.
Surreal portrait of wrestlers in India wins 2023 reFocus Awards Color Photography contest
reFocus Awards has announced the 2023 winners of its annual Color Photography contest. Among 20 categories and six overall winners, you’ll see plenty of magnificent images of different genres and with different stories and sentiments. We bring you this year’s winners, as well as some information about the contest.
Fairy-like Danube mayflies win Close-up Photographer of the Year’s “Minimal” challenge
Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) has displayed magnificent photos over the last few years. But other than the main contest, it has special annual challenges, each featuring a different topic.
This year, CUPOTY challenged the photographers to answer the topic Minimal. This year’s winner is Hungarian photographer Ferenc Kocsis for his dreamy image of Danube mayflies in flight. Their “dance” is a very special event, possible to capture in a very short time span. And with his winning photo, Ferenc captured the magic of this unique phenomenon.
War and peace – World Press Photo 2023 global winners announced
A devastating image of an injured pregnant woman being carried to safety after a bomb hit the maternity hospital in Ukraine is named World Press Photo, Photo of the Year 2023. The image taken by Evgeniy Maloletka shows the immediate aftermath of the Russian airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine.
The winning images from 2023 show the cost of war and peace. This year’s World Press Photo Contest global winners, chosen from thousands of entrants, highlight the climate crisis, community, war’s impact on civilians, and the importance of press photography around the world.
Emotional tribute to killed photojournalist wins Sony World Photography Awards 2023
The wait is finally over: The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the Sony World Photography Awards 2023. Like every year, the jury selected the winners in different categories and the overall winner of the contest.
The Photographer of the Year title has been awarded to Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins this year. His winning series Our War is an emotional homage to his friend, photojournalist Anton Hammerl, who was killed during the Libyan Civil War in 2011.
All About Photo Awards 2023 winning shot is literally a winning shot
All About Photo (AAP) magazine has just announced the winners of its All About Photo Awards 2023. As the name suggests, the magazine is all about photography, and this year’s winners are impressive, as always.
The title of the Photographer of the Year was awarded to Priyo Widiyanto from Indonesia for his winning shot, which is literally a winning shot. It shows the Indonesian National Wheelchair Basketball Team in the middle of an intense match as a player was just about to throw the decisive shot.
Should AI-generated pictures win “Creative” categories of photo contests?
Sony World Photography Awards recently published the winners and shortlists of its Open competition. The photos are absolutely stunning, but there’s just one problem – the Creative category winner isn’t a photo at all. The winning image resembles a portrait photo from the 1940s, with a characteristic vintage, nostalgic feel. But on a closer look, you can spot the weird hands – one of the biggest weaknesses of text-to-image generators.
This case sparked some serious debate in the photo community. It also made me think about AI and its place in photography. Should AI-generated art enter and win photography contests? Is it fair? Are there legal issues? I wanted to discuss all of this and more in this article.
A comprehensive guide to photo contests and grants
Winning an award in international photo contests is the dream of many photographers and often the pinnacle of their careers. Beyond that, there is no doubt that winning a respected award can be a massive boon to a photographer’s career. Anna Kariel, a Charlottesville-based photographer who won the APA award, says,
It hugely helped my career. I was relatively new to the Bay Area, and this was a wonderful opportunity to connect with creatives, photographers, and production professionals. I also experienced a significant boost to my SEO ranking and continue to highlight it in the “About Me” section of my website. It was also very exciting to go through the experience of printing my work and presenting it in a gallery alongside so many talented and established artists.
World Press Photo 2023 regional winners show why AI will never kill photography
The World Press Photo has announced the regional winners of its 2023 photo contest. Just like last year, the selection includes incredible, moving images taken in all corners of the world. Other than making me cry, these images reminded me why Ai will never replace photography and why photojournalism and documentary photography are here to stay.
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