From studio portraiture to fine art, and commercial editorial or personal projects, our aim was to discover creative and inspiring work that captures the unique visual language of fashion photography.
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1ST PRIZE: Rona Bar And Ofek Avshalom
“I love how Destiny’s powerful and strong gaze takes up a playful meaning as she is holding all these colorful bags that look like candies. The natural light, as well as the neutral background, work perfectly at enhancing the beauty of the subject.” — Alessia Glaviano
2ND PRIZE: Fiifi Abban
“There is nothing out of place in this photograph, the composition, the light, the color palette, and the balance between all the elements present in the frame is perfect! I also love the little “Bonnard” cameo, I’m referring to the man that we notice just if we look with attention on the left of the picture, we can fantasize about it, it looks like he is smiling… It is a picture that makes us want to know more about what we are seeing. Eugenia looks so stunning and powerful, we can imagine her starting the motorcycle and riding into a new adventure.” — Alessia Glaviano
3RD PRIZE: Dmitrijs Hohlovs
“Dmitrijs Hohlov’s striking portrait embodies the essence of fashion photography evoking the work of some of the genre’s most iconic exponents, whilst maintaining his own distinct visual dialect. The model’s contorted torso possesses a sculptural quality, a nod perhaps to the great modernist photographers of the nude form (such as Edward Weston and Ruth Bernhard) whilst the fact that her face is hidden from view, helps direct the viewer’s attention to her skirt, its striking, obsidian pleats, sleek and tactile against the soft pastel backdrop.” – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Alessia Glaviano
Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
Born in Palermo, Italy, she has worked with a wide range of international fashion photographers over the years and today is responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative online platform where users can share their own photographs under the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors. She also curated the popular video-interview series Vogue Masters and is responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
In addition to her editorial and curatorial activities, Glaviano teaches master’s courses at the Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan, and lectures regularly at other academic institutions. She was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the New York Times Portfolio Reviews.