Amazing Photos That Won The 2018 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards

The jury of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have just announced their winners, and they perfectly portray the beautiful diversity of our colorful world. Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 entrants to the competition, but only one took home the grand prize. Stefano Pensottias was named the Travel Photographer of the Year for his stunning portfolio of eight photographs, depicting how ordinary citizens engaged with their surroundings across several different continents. Scroll down to check out the rest of the winners.


“The Grand Tsingys are a rare geological phenomena. The rocks are razor sharp. I climbed up during the night to be able to photograph this climber in the early morning.” (Travel – Special Mention, Marsel Van Oosten, Netherlands) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2018 Stenin Press Photo Contest

Contestants from South Africa and Spain have been named the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo contest in the category Top News.

The winners of the Andrei Stenin photo contest were announced earlier today. Photographers from Belarus, Iraq, Spain, Israel and South Africa took home first place in the categories Top News, My Planet, Sports and Portrait.

The international photo contest was first organized in December 2014 in memory of Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin. He was killed while on assignment in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on August 6, 2014 after his car was shot at and burned on a highway. The photo contest aims to promote young photographers and attract public attention to photojournalism.


Rosebud by Oded Wagenstein from Israel. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time, single, 1st place Continue reading »

Superb Paper Art Creations Of The Contemporary Artist Bianca Severijns

Bianca Severijns creates her artworks through a conscientious exploration of paper. She perfected an original artistic style in her beloved paper medium that is constructed by esthetically weaving, merging and layering hand-torn pieces.

Severijns is a Dutch-Israeli self-taught contemporary paper artist that in 2012 established her “Peace of Paper” studio in the Tel Aviv area. Art for Severijns began as a study of the cycles of nature and progressed to social and humanistic themes. Her artworks maintain a pure and hand-made feel that tell stories which carry imperfections symbolic of life itself. Continue reading »

Stunning Winners Of The 2018 Dog Photographer Of The Year Contest

‘The lady of the mystery forest’. Dog Photographer of the Year 2018 Overall Winner and Oldies Category 1st Place Winner, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands

The Kennel Club has received almost 10,000 entries came in from over 70 different countries around the world, including the UK, China, Israel, Russia, Argentina and South Africa for it’s “The Dog Photographer of the Year 2018”. Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands has been chosen as the overall winner of the competition with an image of Noa the Great Dane seemingly alone in a forest, which placed first in the ‘Oldies’ category, the first time an image from this particular group has been picked as an overall winner. Monica began taking photos of dogs eighteen years ago and has been professionally snapping man’s best friend for the best part of a decade. Continue reading »

“Lost In The Dark And Then Gone”: Atmospheric Photography Inspired By Nature And Dreams

It’s hard not go get swept up in the work of Hadar Ariel Magar, an Israel-based photographer who finds inspiration in nature and dreams. Often set in fields or rivers, her work has a dreamy quality that can be both calming and disturbing. Photography, for Magar, is a therapeutic act that allows her the freedom to explore avenues of self-expression. Continue reading »

Stuning Photos Of A Children’s Military Boarding School In The Ukraine

In this series, Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin tells the darkyl poetic tale of kids growing up in a Ukrainian military boarding school. The photos are quiet and eerily beautiful, revealing a reality of heightened gender roles and curriculum fashioned “in the service of forming a new governing military elite.” Continue reading »

Incredible Photorealistic Paintings By Yigal Ozeri

New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri (previously) is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of distinctive young women in rich prodigious landscapes. With tinges of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics, Ozeri brings an ethereal and uninhibited sensibility to his paintings. His portraits denote art historical foundations in romanticism, while also offering contemporary notions of sensual femininity. Continue reading »

The Best & Winning Entries To The iPhone Photography Awards 2018

Thousands of people from more than 140 countries submitted their iPhone pictures to the annual iPhone Photography Awards. Here’s a selection of the winning entries.


Displaced – Jashim Salam, Bangladesh, Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
“Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.” Continue reading »

Photographer Ido Meirovich Captures Stunning Photos Directly Above Surfers, Making Them Look Like Abstract Artworks

This unique photography series showcases surfers from a completely fresh perspective. Shot using a drone, Ido Meirovich’s images are taken directly above their subjects, making them look completly flat, like abstract works of art. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The 2017 International Photographer Of The Year Contest


Sarah Blesener (United States)
Beckon Us From Home

The winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with American photographer Sarah Blesener taking home the top prize. Her photo series Beckon Us from Home beat out over 4,000 submissions, leaving her with the title of International Photographer of the Year. Continue reading »

Artist Gustavo Viselner Makes Pixel Art Game Scenes Based On Popular TV Series And Movies

Tel Aviv-based artist Gustavo Viselner has turned some of the most recognizable movie characters, quotes and sequences into a pixelated 8-bit poster series. Each of the horizontal compositions illustrates a famous frame from a pop culture classic, accompanied by a memorable line from the scene written across the bottom of the graphic. Continue reading »

“Shape Shifting Birds”: Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings


Amir Cohen/Reuters

Breathtaking murmurations of dark, shifting shapes fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. The starlings fly from Russia and Eastern Europe to spend winter in the Middle East. This photo of a murmuration taken by Reuters photographer Amir Cohen has taken on the shape of a sperm whale. Continue reading »

26 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2017

Hollow by Owen Egerton. Design by Matt Dorfman.

The fundamental rule of all readers is to never judge a book by its cover, but whether we spot a gorgeous book in someone’s hands or displayed in a bookstore, the cover piques our curiosity. Buzzfeed rounded up some unique and breathtaking book covers of the year 2017 that are sure to catch your eye and your heart. Continue reading »

2017 Year In Pictures: Animals


A cat tries to find dry ground around an apartment complex in Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit on Aug. 30. Harvey made landfall in South Texas on August 25, leading to days of downpours that dumped more than 50 inches of rain. Harvey damaged or destroyed about 200,000 homes as the storm system flooded much of Houston and smaller coastal communities. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Continue reading »

“World On The Edge”: Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017


Pupy, an African elephant, stands in the doorway of his enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 12, 2017. A year ago the 140-year old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park. The first director decided that the animals should be housed in buildings that reflected their countries of origin. A replica of a Hindu temple was built for the Asian elephants. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo) Continue reading »