Color Award April 2023


  • color studio fineart photo of a flower by Natalie Strohmaier

    Winning Photographer Natalie Strohmaier

    Winning Photographer Natalie Strohmaier

    “Red Beauty”
    “Red Beauty” is part of my series “Unattainable Beauty”. It deals with the artificial creation of unattainable beauty, which is often shown in the advertising industry. It shows floral “fashion models” composed of various plants and flowers, creating new artificial beings. All “models” are hand-assembled from various cut flowers and potted plants and were photographed in the studio. © Natalie Strohmaier
  • color night landscape photo of lava flowing in the ocean in Hawaii by Stephen King

    Second Prize Stephen King

    Second Prize Stephen King

    “Creation” - Hawaii
    Watching new land being created by lava flowing into the ocean is one of the most amazing sights to see. This was shot from a cliff above Kamokuna ocean entry on the big island of Hawaii. © Stephen King
  • Fineart color portrait photo of a woman with red lipstick by Giuseppe Gradella

    Third Prize Giuseppe Gradella

    Third Prize Giuseppe Gradella

    “Wet Colors” - Italy, 2019
    A portrait part of the wet colors series, dedicated to portraits with the same subject made through the use of monochrome backgrounds and translucent wet screens, the proximity is only apparent, the presence resembles more like a dream and a memory. © Giuseppe Gradella
  • color fineart landscape photo of rocks in New Mexico, USA by Zac Henderson

    Finalist Zac Henderson

    Finalist Zac Henderson

    “Wilderness”
    - New Mexico, USA
    Ancient layers of sand are twisted and compacted, then driven up again and eroded down to give us the privilege of laying eyes on an exquisitely tortured part of our planet. © Zac Henderson
  • Portrait of Three girls wearing the traditional festive dresses at Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico, by Irene Baque

    Finalist Irene Baque

    Finalist Irene Baque

    “Oaxacan bows and ruffles.” - Oaxaca, Mexico
    Three girls wearing the traditional festive dresses at Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca (Mexico). © Irene Baque
  • Color fineart abstract aerial landscape photo of river deltat in Mexico by Paul Lichte

    Finalist Paul Lichte

    Finalist Paul Lichte

    “River Delta” - Mexico
    In northern Mexico, the Colorado River forms a river delta ending in the Gulf of California. During incoming and outgoing tides, ocean salt water enters the sandy river delta leaving behind small canyons on its way back to the ocean. Due to the hot and dry climate around the river delta, the salt water evaporates and leaves a white salty crust around the canyons which can create treelike patterns. The color of the water in this area can reach from brown over green to turquoise. While the water coming from the Colorado River gains its brownish color from sediments in the water, the ocean water is clear and turquoise. In some parts where the ocean water doesn’t flow back to the ocean completely, algae are coloring the remaining water in green hues. This photo was taken from a light aircraft at around 1 km altitude. © Paul Lichte
  • color landscape photo of northern light by Markus Gebhard

    Finalist Markus Gebhard

    Finalist Markus Gebhard

    “The Storm” - Arctic Circle
    Seeing and photographing the northern lights was high on my bucket list for many years. In March 2023 I finally made it above the Arctic Circle for the first time and was very lucky to witness the strongest solar storm to hit Earth in almost six years. I’m obviously hoping to get to see such strong polar lights again, but I think this might have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. © Markus Gebhard
  • Color photo of an Izakaya under the railway embankment around Yurakucho station, Tokyo by Alessandro Zanoni

    Finalist Alessandro Zanoni

    Finalist Alessandro Zanoni

    “Just another Izakaya #1” - Tokyo, Japan
    An Izakaya under the railway embankment around Yurakucho station, Tokyo. © Alessandro Zanoni
  • Color landscape photo of Desierto del Diablo, Argentina, by Niall Chang

    Finalist Niall Chang

    Finalist Niall Chang

    “Atacama” - Desierto del Diablo, Argentina
    The deep red colour during sunset makes the barren landscape of Desierto del Diablo even more surreal. © Niall Chang
  • color aerial landscape photo of rivers formed by glacial meltwater in South Iceland by Stephen King

    Finalist Stephen King

    Finalist Stephen King

    “River Delta 23” - Iceland
    Shot from a helicopter over the rivers formed by glacial meltwater in South Iceland. © Stephen King

Finalists

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  • Color portrait of photographer Greg Girard
    © Greg Girard

    Judge: Greg Girard

    Greg Girard is a Canadian-born photographer renowned for his ionic, color-rich photographs documenting the changing face of Asia’s largest metropolises during the latter part of the 20th century.

    Over the course of his near-5 decade-long career, he has worked for some of the world’s most prominent publications including, National Geographic and TIME, published 8 photobooks, and his work has been exhibited extensively across the globe.

Giacomo Carlini
© Giacomo Carlini

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potrait color photo of woman by Olga Urbanek
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