LANDSCAPE Awards April 2019


  • Landscape Photography, deserts around Yazd in central Iran, with Nikon D810 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

    Winning Photographer Reza Bagheri

    Winning Photographer Reza Bagheri

    'Peace'

    Bafgh Desert, Yazd Province, Iran.
    © Reza Bagheri
  • Landscape Photography, canyon in Mount Rainer Grosskopf

    Second Prize Chen Su

    Second Prize Chen Su

    'Reflection Canyon, Six Years Later' - Utah, USA.

    “This place is no longer a secret, but it was not long ago. As one of its earliest visitors back in 2013, I was able to feel its remoteness and solitude in its entirety. No trail, and no people - Things have changed dramatically over the years. There are trails to the canyon, and the place was no longer quiet. Perhaps all places on this planet will end up like this one day.”
    © Chen Su
  • Landscape Photography, river from above.

    Third Prize Steven Manolakis

    Third Prize Steven Manolakis

    'Oblivion' - Icelandic Lake and River Mouth.
    © Steven Manolakis
  • Landscape Photography, mountain with snow in Iceland

    Finalist Yann Calonne

    Finalist Yann Calonne

    'Jökull' - Iceland.
    © Yann Calonne
  • Landscape Photography, flooded trees in Zanzibar from a DJI Mavic

    Finalist Reza Bagheri

    Finalist Reza Bagheri

    'Flooded' - Zanzibar archipelago, Tanzania during high tide.
    © Reza Bagheri
  • Landscape Photography, snow forest and road

    Finalist Tomas Neuwirth

    Finalist Tomas Neuwirth

    'A Cold Road'
    Road ahead the mountain pass of Vidly in Jeseníky Mountains, Czech Republic.
    © Tomas Neuwirth
  • Landscape Photography, mountain with snow

    Finalist Nathan Eigenfeld

    Finalist Nathan Eigenfeld

    'Layers of the Tusk' - Valdez, Alaska.
    © Nathan Eigenfeld
  • Landscape Photography, mountainand sun through valley

    Finalist Hugo Grandcolas

    Finalist Hugo Grandcolas

    'Brume Matinale' (Morning fog) - Udine, Italy.

    A moment of natural magic as the early morning light passes through the pine trees.
    © Hugo Grandcolas
  • Landscape Photography, cloud and dunes

    Finalist Jerad Armijo

    Finalist Jerad Armijo

    'Introversion' - White Sands, New Mexico, USA.

    "I took this at White Sands New Mexico last year when I was trying to explore minimalism. In this photograph I wanted to show how much negative space is actually here in the US southwest. It's incredibly overwhelming."
    © Jerad Armijo
  • Landscape Photography, mountain with snow

    Finalist Alexis Rangaux

    Finalist Alexis Rangaux

    'Khumjung view' - Nepal.

    Khumjung is a village located in north-eastern Nepal. The mountain Khumbila sits above the village with Mount Everest In the background.
    © Alexis Rangaux

Finalists

Winner: Reza Bagheri

“For me one of the most powerful tools a landscape photographer can use is a leading line. It allows you to control the viewers eye and direct them where you want them to look throughout an image. The lines in this photo were incredibly powerful in their ability to lead me around the image and explore the various aspects of the dunes. That composition combined with the overall mood and tone of the photo really made this image stand out above the rest to me.” – Chris Burkard

2nd Prize: Chen Su

“As a landscape photographer you’re always trying to seek out a moment more than anything. Something that is fleeting. Whether it be a break in the weather or the moment the sun is rising as it makes an image that much more captivating. That’s what made this image stand out to me. The photographer was able to capture such a brief and beautiful moment as the sun rose over the canyon” – Chris Burkard

3rd Prize: Steven Manolakis

“The infinite range of beauty found in the natural world, above and below, remains a true wonder and reminds us that our habitat should be treated with humility and respect. Within each landscape photographer lays a deep passion for our planet that of course, transcend in his work. This aerial shot of an Icelandic river mouth with it’s richness of tonal range, ethereal colors and stunning texture elevates the image to an otherworldly painting that only poetry could describe.”
– The Independent Photographer Editors

© Lynzy Billing

Current Theme:
VISUAL STORYTELLING Deadline: 30 June 2019

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with conviction.

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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