Here are the winning photos of the 2022 Siena International Photo Awards. Greek photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis with “Woman from Evia” is the overall winner of this year. The shot 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 the country in summer 2021 and caused extensive environmental damage.
The image, selected from tens of thousands of images sent by photographers from 140 countries, will be on display in Siena from October 1st to November 20th, along with the winning photos of the 12 categories of the SIPA 2022, the Creative Photo Awards, Drone Photo Awards and the solo exhibitions of Danish Siddiqui (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.
Kritsiopi Panayiota, 81-years-old, reacts as a wildfire approaches her house. Amid the hottest and most long-lasting heatwave in the last 30 years, with temperatures reaching 47°C, hundreds of forest fires broke out across the country, severely hitting Greece’s second largest island. Thousands of residents and tourists were evacuated by boat. The fire, which raged uncontrollably for a week in the tinder-dry pine forests, destroyed more than 50,000 hectares of forest area and agricultural land, burned dozens of houses, and killed many animals. Continue reading »
Natalya Lobanova (previously featured here and here), a comic artist and painter based in London, creates honest depictions of the majority of our daily lives. Her clever cartoons are frequently presented simply, resembling sketches, yet they often contain insightful commentary on modern culture and society as well as how we perceive these things. Continue reading »
Amazing hand-embroidered typographic artworks by Jessica Dance, a textile artist and model maker based in London. Continue reading »
These are posters of films featuring women who were themselves. Happy gunslingers. Dedicated nymphos. Bruise-lipped sirens who have nothing to sing about and nothing to lose. Continue reading »
Chinese designer Effy Zhang reimagines the subjects of famous paintings as kittens in this cute illustration series. Continue reading »
The United States has one of the highest costs of healthcare in the world. US healthcare system is complex and most costs are market driven. Continue reading »
Here are the 10 photos of winners and finalists of the Travel Photography Contest 2022 by The Independent Photographer. Photos submitted from more than 30 different countries have been reviewed and 10 Winners and Finalists have been selected by master photographer Steve McCurry.
The overall winner of this contest is Robi Chakraborty for his photograph “Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir.” He won $1000 prize money for the 1st place.
“Safina” – Haji Pir, India – Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir. Continue reading »
Want a hot dog on the road? Just plug this heater into your car’s electrical system. This 12 volt electric cooker could cook two wieners at the same time in three to five minutes in your car! Continue reading »
German artist Guenter Zimmermann creates expressive digital paintings often depicting glitchy, conflicted subjects. Continue reading »
Ben Howe is a contemporary Australian artist who’s work circles issues of representation, time, structure and consciousness. His paintings are often derived from preliminary explorations in other media such as sculpture, photography and film. Continue reading »
According to Oscar Keserci (previously featured): “My name is Oscar Keserci and I’m a 33-year-old photographer living near Helsinki in Finland.
I was raised in Greece and moved to Finland in 2012. It was after moving to Finland that I found my passion for photography when I discovered the beautiful Finnish nature. I started to learn alone how to use my camera and every single day I saw an improvement. Quite fast I knew that I wanted to make photography my profession. Continue reading »
According to Iman Thomas: “I’m a 41-year-old artist, wife, and mom, enjoying a newborn and a teen at the same time. I had to quit making art professionally two years ago because of my health. My husband and teen son have worked really hard to help me get back to creating. They are my heroes, saints, and nerdy art directors. Continue reading »
Fashion in the 1970s was about individuality. Common items included mini skirts, bell-bottoms popularized by hippies, vintage clothing from the 1950s and earlier, and the androgynous glam rock and disco styles that introduced platform shoes, bright colors, glitter, and satin. Continue reading »
“Gold Portraits” is a series by Mohamed Halawany featuring famous cartoon characters and superheroes covered in 3D gold. Continue reading »
Driven by the energy of life, French artist Lyès Olivier Sidhoum creates ‘Celestial Sculptures’, a series of mesmerizing reflective artworks. Continue reading »
When the Titanic sunk in 1912 south of Newfoundland, the world mourned the deaths of more than 1,500 people, and were outraged by the news that there were not enough lifeboats for all of the passengers on board. As a result, more stringent regulations were established for the number of safety vessels a ship had to carry. But a Canadian inventor had his own idea: passengers could carry their own personal lifeboats — in their suitcase. Continue reading »
Here are the 15 best-shortlisted photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest 2022. Photographers from 93 countries submitted their best work for this contest. The winners will be announced on October 11 during an exclusive awards ceremony. Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2022. The overall competition winner is Kenichi Morinaga with his brilliant photo of two cats sitting on a fence cheek to cheek or neck and neck! This image went up against two thousand funny pet entries to win the top title. Continue reading »
Steve Mcmennamy is a graphic designer. The premise of this Instagram account is pretty simple: combine two unrelated images together into a single interesting photo. The content found here can be pretty entertaining and creative, but can also be somewhat weird. Continue reading »
Are you looking for a new hobby? Maybe you should join us in looking for cats who are stealing food in still life paintings (one of our favorite sub-genres of art). It’s so wonderfully disrespectful! So here’s a gallery celebrating the need for snacks triumphing over art. The name of the painting, name of the artist, and year are all listed under the paintings. Continue reading »
Indian artist Vidhi Naik has created a fun and smart way to showcase her artistic talent. She draws cartoonish-looking characters and places them in real-life situations of the world around her as she makes her characters come to life. Continue reading »
Some vintage photos of Agnetha Fältskog wearing, according to the press, “a sexy, pink jumpsuit with a heart shaped opening on her belly. When she wore it the temperature of the male audience rose…” Continue reading »
Sarah Sumeray is a digital artist working on Procreate, specialising in vintage comic book illustration and retro rubber hose cartoon-inspired pieces. Continue reading »
Is it the wars and economic problems made by powerful people that make others suffer so much? Is it the constant bickering and lack of empathy on social media? Or just the everyday injustices that don’t get talked enough about? Continue reading »