BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition 2022 has published the results of its annual contest. And the winner is like a scene from a science fiction movie. It shows a “zombie fungus” growing from the body of a dead fly, and it’s a reminder of how impressive nature is, even on its tiniest scale.
Photographer Clancy Gebler Davies won the British Journal of Photography (BJP) Female in Focus Award last year. However, her winning sparked some controversy after another photographer accused her of, well, basically stealing the photo. He claimed that it was he who actually took the shot, and it resulted in the winning image being withdrawn from the Awards completely.
Minimalist Photography Awards has just announced the winners of its 2022 contest. For the fourth year in a row, the competition celebrates the beauty of simplicity. And this year, the overall winner is Daniel Dencescu from Germany with his mesmerizing series showing murmurations of starlings.
The International Portrait Photographer of the Year has announced its 2022 winners. The overall prize has been awarded to Jatenipat Ketpradit from Thailand. His striking image shows warriors from a remote Ethiopian tribe.
I personally find portrait photography to be one of the most difficult genres. But at the same time, as a viewer, I find it to be one of my favorites. So whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own work or just enjoy looking at stunning portrait photos – let’s take a walk through this year’s winners of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year.
We could argue forever whether gear matters or not. In some cases, it does, but if you know light, composition, and have an eye for beauty around you, a smartphone will do just fine. In fact, even more than fine!
Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) is a perfect example of what photographers mean when they say that gear doesn’t matter. The 2022 contest winners have just been announced, and they are truly marvelous examples of photography – of course, all taken with smartphones.
International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) has announced the 2021 winners of its annual contest. And just as always, the winning photos will make your jaw drop and want you to pack your bags, your gear, and visit that magnificent location you’ve always wanted to photograph.
Ocean Art is one of those photo contests that shows us the underwater world that we can’t see all that often, if at all. The contest has just announced its winners, and as always – they didn’t disappoint.
Here at DIYP, we cover plenty of photography contests and their spectacular winning photos. Over the course of the year, they take us through a range of emotions: from laughing at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners to crying at the winning photo of the Siena International Photo Awards.
In this article, we bring you ten of our favorite photography contests we covered in 2021. There can only be ten on the list, so let’s see if your favorite ones are there, too!
As a child during the 1980s, I grew up with a weekly diet of TIME magazine and the evening news. The famine in Ethiopia during the decade generated an endless stream of news filled with images of Black bodies, so much so that my entire conception of the continent was built off the tragedy of a single nation. To me, Africa was a desert wasteland of starving people – a thought conceived through photos.
Of course, Africa is hardly that. The second-largest continent with the second largest population boasts beaches, deserts, mountains, fertile farmland, pyramids, and wine country. And yet, images of abject poverty – particularly those of children – continue to perpetuate visual stereotypes of a place that inherited the racist moniker of “the dark continent” in the 19th century by Europeans seeking to justify imperialism and slave trade.
The International Portrait Photographer of the Year has published the winners of its 2021 contest. Among many stunning portraits, the title of the overall winner went to Forough Yavari from Australia. Her unusual self-portrait displays not only strong emotions but also great skill in both photography and editing. In this article, we bring you Forough winning image, as well as other category winners that I’m sure you’ll love.