Travel Award July 2018

  • Winning Photographer Donell Gumiran

    Winning Photographer Donell Gumiran

    "Kalash Woman" - Chitral, Pakistan
    The Kalash are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language. © Donell Gumiran
  • color portrait of a man in Agadez, Niger by Antonio Mesquita⁠

    Second Prize Antonio Mesquita

    Second Prize Antonio Mesquita

    "Gateway to the desert" - Niger
    Agadez has a rich history of trade and commerce. Known as the gateway to the desert, it was key in the caravan trade back in the 15th century. Nowadays, it has become a transit city for many migrants trying to reach Libya to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. The mosque's 27 meters tall minaret has served for centuries to watch out for enemies. © Antonio Mesquita
  • Third Prize Diep Van Ngo

    Third Prize Diep Van Ngo

    "Fixing nets" - Vietnam
    Women wearing nón lá (Traditional Bamboo palm leaf conical hat) are fixing fishing nets using old fashioned sewing machines. © Diep Van Ngo
  • Finalist Aron klein

    Finalist Aron klein

    "Kukeri" - Bulgaria
    "Kukeri" is a project documenting Bulgaria’s ancient annual pagan rituals performed in the countries most remote mountain regions. These kukeri wear carved wooden masks with the faces of beasts, hanging heavy bells around their waists as they dance and jump in arcane rituals intended to dispel the evil spirits which might otherwise bring ill fortune to their community. © Aron klein
  • Finalist Tanya Sharapova

    Finalist Tanya Sharapova

    "Nomadic woman" - Bhutan
    Wangmo, 54, lies in the shadow of her tent, handmade from yak wool. She lives in the Himalayas with her yaks and horses. Wangmo is nomadic Bhutanese woman. She doesn’t like living in the villages and prefers to spend her life near nature and animals. She only goes down to the village three days every year in order to participate in Buddhist ceremonies. © Tanya Sharapova
  • Finalist Vitor Gordo

    Finalist Vitor Gordo

    "Basketball" - Mongolia
    A Mongolian girl plays basketball outside the family ger in Mongolia, 2018 - Also known as yurt, ger is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. © Vitor Gordo
  • Finalist Mauro De Bettio

    Finalist Mauro De Bettio

    "Sweet Gold" - Nepal
    Few rare tribes from Nepal have been haunting honey from the Himalayan cliffs for centuries. A tradition carried on for generations. Wrapped in a tornado of angry giant bees, hanging to a bamboo rope with bare hands, hundreds of meters high, these people risk their lives to collect the precious spring ‘red honey’, famous for its medicinal, aphrodisiac and hallucinogenic properties. © Mauro De Bettio
  • Finalist Jorgen Johanson

    Finalist Jorgen Johanson

    "Road of Salt" - Ethiopia
    A camel caravan is on its way to get salt be Lake Asale. Also known as Lake Karum, Lake Asale is a salt lake in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. The lake is extremely salty and is surrounded by a salt pan, which is still mined. From there the salt is transported by caravan to the rest of the country. © Jorgen Johanson
  • Finalist Conrad Golovac

    Finalist Conrad Golovac

    "The Maasai Warrior" - Arusha Region, Tanzania
    Maasai people are inhabitants of central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress. © Conrad Golovac
  • Finalist Michael Perea

    Finalist Michael Perea

    "Lava in the Clouds" - Hawaii
    Lava breaks through an opening in a plume of smoke entering the ocean of Kapoho Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. This was shot from a helicopter looking straight down into Pele’s fury - In the Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of fire, and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. © Michael Perea


Jury's Feedback

  • © Frédéric Lagrange

    Judge: Frédéric Lagrange

    Based in New York, French Photographer Frédéric Lagrange’s interest in photography was at first an excuse to travel, but soon grew into an obsessive passion.

    Frédéric has always had an innate curiosity about his surroundings. His natural ability to cross cultural and language barriers has allowed him to immerse himself completely in his craft, and document the life of the most secluded indigenous tribes and people around the world.

    Using his lens to pick up on extremely subtle nuances, Frédéric’s work process is mainly focused on capturing people in their natural environment. Travelling through more than 100 countries – Frédéric is painting a global portrait of a changing world.

    He has been the recipient of many photography awards over the years and his evocative images have been featured everywhere from The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, to Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and The New Yorker.

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