Winners Of The Travel Photography Contest 2022 By The Independent Photographer – Design You Trust

Winners Of The Travel Photography Contest 2022 By The Independent Photographer

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.

Winning Photographer – Robi Chakraborty: Prize Money $1000

“Safina” – Haji Pir, India – Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir.

“This image has most of the elements that I look for in a successful photograph. To me, a successful portrait is one that captures what life looks like for someone else and says something about the human condition. I am always drawn to a portrait that shows a natural situation and doesn’t feel too posed. The color palette is interesting and the light is indirect and soft.” – Steve McCurry< More: The Independent Photographer, Instagram h/t: 121clicks

2nd place – David Keith Brown: Prize Money $600

“Eyelash Blasters” – Bangkok, Thailand, 2020 – Three women using hair dryers to help cement in place their newly acquired eyelashes in Bangkok, Thailand.

“For me, a good photograph is about telling stories whether it’s portraiture, human behavior, or how we live on this planet. This image is a great example of an interesting study of human behavior. It has a bit of humor, mixed with a slice of real life. Unguarded moments like these always make for a fascinating story.” – Steve McCurry

3rd Place – Nicolas Castermans: Prize Money $400

“The Last Andean Cowboys” – Colombia – Few people know that there are mountains and volcanoes culminating at more than 5000 meters above the sea level in several mountain ranges in Colombia. For centuries, the Colombian people of these lands have lived isolated, relatively far from civilization. But with the development of big cities lower in the valleys, and the promise of a ‘better’ and more comfortable life, the lifestyle of these ‘Vaqueros’ – cowboys – is slowly disappearing.

“Nicolas Castermans’ depiction of a Colombian ‘Vaquero’ is a wonderful image that conveys the isolation and dignity of his rapidly fading culture. Beautifully framed, our subject is pictured before his grazing steed as though offering protection, whilst behind them, the verdant cloud-glazed peaks – which the pair navigate daily as one – fade into the horizon.” – The Independent Photographer Editors

Finalist – Chiara Felmini

“Sacha” – Yamal Peninsula, Russia – Inside the tents of the Nenets (Chum), the man ceases to be the undisputed leader, because this task falls to the woman. But Sacha’s gaze seems to want to underline that he knows all the questions and all the answers, inside and outside the Chum.

Finalist – Drew Hopper

“Untitled” – Bangladesh – The winner’s collection celebrates the work of all award-winning photographers capturing life in its most vivid forms. These unique and international artists constitute the best of the photographic scene and we are delighted to share their work

Finalist – Joanna Steidle

“Corralling” – Drone photo was taken just off the coast of Southampton, NY. This is a school of menhaden fish and most likely spinner sharks.

Finalist – Felicia Simion

“Titicaca” – Peru – Women playing volleyball on the Titicaca Lake in Peru.

Finalist – Giulio Montini

“Untitled” – Java, Indonesia – In Indonesia, on the island of Java, there is the Kawah Ijen volcano. In the crater of the volcano, these men extract sulfur. A hard and dangerous job. I spent a few hours with them to make a report.

Finalist – F. Dilek Uyar

“Sheep Herds” – Bitlis, Turkey – The dusty and arduous journey of sheep herds in Bitlis, Turkey. Sheep herds do this dusty path to reach the highlands where they graze until the middle of July after milking. The number of sheep herds in Bitlis, Turkey, is decreasing day by day. Animal owners who cannot receive state aid turn to other sources of income by selling their animals. It could be that in 5 years we can’t take these kinds of photos anymore.

Finalist – Margo Ryan

“Return” – Madagascar – Women come to help the fishermen with their pirogues as a storm imminently approaches. The picture was taken in Madagascar.

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