The Independent Photographer, a worldwide community of photography enthusiasts and professionals, has announced the winners of its Portrait Photography competition. The contest aimed to uncover contemporary portraits that are both visually impactful and emotionally evocative.
Esteemed British photographer, Jimmy Nelson, known for documenting endangered indigenous cultures around the globe, judged the contest. Nelson’s distinguished body of work includes his acclaimed book, “Before They Pass Away,” featuring striking portraits of 35 indigenous tribes.
We’re delighted to highlight the exceptional works of ten photographers who exceeded all expectations in this competition. Join us in celebrating these talented winners and exploring their stunning images!
Far Away Thunder” — From the ‘Manifest’ series. Jorg Karg — 1st place. Prize — $1000
“This work is an excerpt from my recently released series Manifest’. The intention behind my digital photographic collages is to make the beholder feel addressed immediately, without any further explanation. Therefore, I use present-day visual language and techniques to combine them with long-established, fundamental ideas of painting and drawing.” Continue reading »
Presenting the extraordinary photographers crowned as victors of ‘AAP Magazine #31: Portrait.’
Echoing the words of Henry Cartier-Bresson, the act of capturing a portrait is a formidable task. It demands the photographer to bridge the void between the subject’s outer facade and their inner essence. The realm of portrait photography spans a broad spectrum of styles and methods, from simple subject identification to intricate emotional exploration. It surpasses the boundaries of typical studio portraits and casual family photographs, maturing into a separate genre that lets photographers exercise their unlimited creative prowess.
A portrait holds the capability to provoke diverse reactions, ranging from illustrative and revealing to enhancing, questioning, or even disturbing. Despite the world teeming with countless faces, we are able to feature only a limited few in this fresh edition of AAP Magazine. In this issue, we take pride in presenting the viewpoints of 25 photographers originating from 11 distinct countries spread over four continents. Each of these gifted individuals communicates their unique personal stories and singular approaches to the craft of Portrait Photography.
The Winner: The Series “Perspective” By Nanda Hagenaars (Netherlands)
“Portrait where I shift my perspective and try new ways of looking and photographing. Squeezing one eye, finding composition and contrast.” Continue reading »
The Royal Entomological Society has announced the winning images from their Insect Week photography competition. This year’s competition for amateur photographers received over 700 entries from 34 countries across six continents, with 24 images earning commendations for their outstanding quality.
A spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata). These metallic green beetles are native to North America and adults are efficient predators with large mandibles. Photograph: Benjamin Salb/Royal Entomological Society Continue reading »
Hossein Zare is a self-taught Iranian photographer renowned for his surreal and thought-provoking digital art. He explores the intersection of nature, humanity, and technology, often blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Zare’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the London Design Festival, and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Continue reading »
Iranian artist Akbar Erabiyan has created a name for himself in the digital art world with his unique 3D modelling techniques. His talent lies in creating stunning crochet figures that seem to come to life using software such as Maya, ZBrush and Houdini. Continue reading »
The results of the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with one of the last remaining Northern White rhinos in the world being the subject of the top prize-winning snapshot. Out of the 20,000 entries received, Matjaz Krivic’s photographs captured the judges’ attention, as he conveyed the poignant story of these animals trying to survive and revive their species from the brink of extinction.
Krivic, a documentary photographer with more than 25 years of experience, has been traveling the world and capturing various stories of people and places. Currently, he is focused on highlighting environmental issues and advocating for a better future. This is not the first time Krivic has participated in the competition; according to Travel Photographer of the Year, he has submitted entries every year since the contest’s inception in 2003. The judges of the competition praised his work, stating that he portrayed Kenya’s sad story beautifully and sensitively, with images that are both tender and intimate.
Overall Winner: Travel Photographer Of The Year 2022: Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia
“Najin 33 one of the last two Northern White rhinos left in the world resting under a hot afternoon sun with her friend and caretaker Zachary Mutai in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The northern white rhino is all but extinct. The two last males died several years ago. The two females are still with us, but too feeble to bear babies. In an Italian lab, their eggs are now artificially fertilized by sperm from the late males, and kept at minus 196 celsius, in hopes that surrogate rhinos from another sub species can carry the northern white back from the brink.” Continue reading »
The 2023 National & Regional Awards for photography have been announced, supporting and celebrating photographers worldwide. Continue reading »
PixelFaker, the Hungarian artist known for their creative and humorous movie mash-ups, is back with a new batch of film parodies. By taking characters from different motion pictures and placing them in new, unexpected scenarios, PixelFaker is able to create a fresh and entertaining take on familiar films. Continue reading »
A Selection of The Winning Images in The British Ecological Society’s Annual Competition ‘Capturing Ecology’
The British Ecological Society has released a collection of winning and highly commended images from their annual Capturing Ecology competition. These photos, taken by international ecologists and students from around the world, showcase the beauty and complexity of nature. The selection includes a mother leopard hunting and a bird floating peacefully on water, highlighting the intricate relationship between humans and the natural world.
Overall runner-up – Leopard Surprise! by Peter Hudson
Leopards don’t often hunt during the day but demand from her cub meant Luluka had to have a go. Steenbok are not easy prey; they exhibit multiple adaptations to avoid predation, so the hunt was long and careful. It took Luluka four attempts to secure her prey. Photograph: Peter Hudson/BES Capturing Ecology 2022 Continue reading »
This year’s Environmental photographer of the year competition, from CIWEM, WaterBear, Nikon and Arup, showcases some of the most striking images of the natural world, providing an international platform to raise awareness for the issues that threaten our planet.
Winner: Vision of the Future | Vertical Farming by Arie Basuki
Officers maintain vegetable crops in a warehouse at Sentra farm in West Java, Indonesia. Vegetables such as curly lettuce, romaine, oclave green, siiomak, kailan are cultured in a room where the light and temperature remain stable. The advantage of vertical farming, which was developed in the past year, is that it is free of pesticides with a harvest period of only 30 days with an average yield of 20-30kg a day. Photograph: Arie Basuki/Environmental photographer of the year Continue reading »
The Architectural Photography Awards Has Announced the Shortlist of Entrants for This Year’s Competition
The judges were asked to look beyond the architecture, and to consider composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere. The shortlist consists of entries from six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Bridges and Transport Hub. Continue reading »
Beautiful illustrated portraits by Iranian artist Melina Ghadimi. Continue reading »
Sometimes it seems like a simpler life would be more fulfilling and healthy because modern life can be depressing. Almost everyone today exchanges their time for money. Continue reading »
Here are the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2022. There are 39 photographers from 18 countries got selected from all around the world. Continue reading »
“I Wouldn’t Want to Have Dozens of Themes to Illustrate Every Day Like This”: War in Ukraine in Illustrations by Ukrainian and International Artists
Since February 24, when Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the lives of most Ukrainians have changed dramatically. As they continue their work, artists record these changes-sometimes accurately as documentarians, sometimes thinking and reflecting as artists. Continue reading »
How would you describe normal, everyday life? Well, for a modern person, it’s anything from brushing their teeth to… commuting to work. Oh wait, not anymore. Coronavirus has shaken up quite a few things, and made us work from home, stay in more, keep distances and whatnot. The change is dramatic and it’s only been like two years (almost three!, o-m-g) since it first started in late 2019. Continue reading »
Relics of the Soviet conquest of space, Moscow Pioneer camps, remnants of propaganda along a journey sparsely dotted with statues of Stalin or Lenin, from traditional Moldovan houses to ghosts of the Caucasian wars, by way of petro-chemical factories in the Donbass… Continue reading »
Here are the top photographers and merit awards for AAP Magazine’s 21st Edition Photo Contest in the theme of “Colors”. Continue reading »
Born 1939 in Oxford, Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield was an English photographer and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon (1917–1980, known as ‘Princess Anne of Denmark’ after her second marriage) having been a niece of the late Queen Mother. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield. Continue reading »
More than 200 sheets of Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky’s notebooks and manuscripts contain drawings, among them mainly portraits, sketches of Gothic windows and arches, arabesques and calligrams. Continue reading »
Here are the winners and finalists of The Decisive Moments Magazine (TDM) Awards 2021. The competition was judged by Vineet Vohra and F. Dilek Uyar. The winning images will get global exposure and $3500 cash prize. Continue reading »
The Drone Photo Awards have announced the 2021 winners. The contest’s categories include Wedding, Nature, People, Urban, Animals, Abstract and Sport for single still images. There’s also an Open category for video and a Series category for photographers to enter five to nine images on the same theme. Among these categories are many fantastic photos from talented photographers around the world.
Melting Ice Cap. Nature Commended. In summer 2020, Svalbard archipelago broke meteorological records when the air temperature suddenly reached 21.7ºC. This image brings evidence of the amount of fresh water falling from the melting Austfonna ice cap into the sea. The average air temperature in Svalbard has risen by 3-5°C over the past 50 years. (Photo by Florian Ledoux/Drone Photography Awards 2021) Continue reading »
Here are the winners of London Street Photography (LSPF) 2021 in the categories of Under 21, London Photo, Photo Series, and Single Photo. The winners were announced on the 29th of August on LSPF Youtube Channel. Congratulations to all the Winners. Continue reading »
Here are the 40 Single Photo Finalists Of the London Street Photography Festival (LSPF) 2021. Winners will be announced during LSPF Live on the 29th of August on our Youtube channel. Continue reading »
After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, many of the country’s citizens are uncertain of how it will affect their lives and safety. Continue reading »