Congratulations to photographer Manuel Armenis who’s image won the competition!
– Theme: Street Photography / Competition Judge: Cheryl Dunn
The Street Photography Competition aims to celebrate and reward photographers being best at observing and recording life on the streets.
Whether the subject was your own urban environment or as you explored other territories and cultures: We were looking for those spontaneous and fleeting moments and it is our great pleasure to present the work of 10 incredibly talented artists!
1ST PRIZE: Manuel Armenis
“ This image looks like a Mondrian painting. The shadows and the lit walls draw the viewing in as well as the fabulous pop of red. I like a shot that incorporates signage. The girl is in great position with a shadow on her back as well – All in all a very successful street photograph.” – Cheryl Dunn
2ND PRIZE: Seungwook Lee
“I generally don’t like to rely on double exposure for a good picture, but this went the extra mile with a triple. This works great to convey the frenetic energy of the streets in Indian cities. The street to building horizon line stays consistent which is well thought out and I love the color pallet. I have been to India many times and this is really the way the streets make me feel. Well done.” – Cheryl Dunn
– 3rd Prize: Andrea Torrei
“Capturing a candid street scene is always a challenge. The photographer’s eye must stay alert while remaining discreet, allowing things to unfold naturally, forever observant and anticipating life. For a particular combination of light, movement, color or shadow is only ephemeral; An instant to hopefully capture the beauty of daily life, the memory of a time and place and the humanity of a moment.” – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Cheryl Dunn
Born in New Jersey, USA, Cheryl Dunn has dedicated her career to documenting city streets and the people who strive to leave their mark there, from graffiti writers and artists to skaters, boxers, bikers, protesters, and assorted characters.
Widely recognised for her street photography and documentary filmmaking, her 2013 film Everybody Street documents the lives and works of New York’s iconic street photographers and the city that inspires them.
Dunn’s work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums including The Tate Modern in London and Deitch Projects in New York. She is the author of three books and continues to live in New York City.