TRAVEL Award August 2020


  • Travel Photography Winner Sandra Morante

    Winning Photographer Sandra Morante

    Winning Photographer Sandra Morante

    “Kushti wrestlers at sunset” - Guru Jasram Ji Akhara, New Delhi, India
    The ancient art of Indian wrestling, known as ‘kushti’, still thrives in wrestling gyms, or ‘akhara’. Akharas are one of the few places in India where Hindu men who come from different castes are considered equals. Most akharas are associated with a guru, called a Palawan. This venerated teacher is a holy man who trains the wrestlers with the assistance of older wrestlers. Guru Jasram Ji Akhara in New Delhi is one of the most reputed Akharas in India. Here we see young wrestlers training in the sandpit at sunset time. © Sandra Morante
  • Travel Photography Winner Sujon Adhikary

    Second Prize Sujon Adhikary

    Second Prize Sujon Adhikary

    “Colors of Life” - Bangladesh
    Bangla Rail is the state-owned rail transport agency of Bangladesh. It operates and maintains all railways in the country with a total length of 3,600 kilometers. In 2014, Bangladesh Railway carried 65 million passengers. © Sujon Adhikary
  • Travel Photography Winner Donell Gumiran

    Third Prize Donell Gumiran

    Third Prize Donell Gumiran

    “Haldi Festival”- India
    Every year for four days, the village of Pattan Kodoli, in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district turns yellow with clouds of turmeric. Such is the festival of Vittal Birdev Yatra, which marks the birth anniversary of the community’s deity, Vittal Birdev Maharaj. © Donell Gumiran
  • Travel Photography by Alex Zyuzikov - two young monks in the street of Mandalay, Myanmar

    Finalist Alex Zyuzikov

    Finalist Alex Zyuzikov

    “Journey of the Monks” - Mandalay, Myanmar
    Two young monks on their daily walk to collect food in Mandalay, Myanmar.⁠ © Alex Zyuzikov
  • Travel photograph by F.Dilek Uyarok of a goat herder at pink Lake Tuz in Turkey

    Finalist F.Dilek Uyar

    Finalist F.Dilek Uyar

    "Herder at Lake Tuz” - Lake Tuz, Turkey
    Lake Tuz has turned pink for a while. A kind of algae called Dunaliella salina gives the lake this color. This really makes a surreal impression. On the edge of the lake, there is an old fountain where the shepherds occasionally bring their herds during the day. Then they go back to grazing again. I was lucky to get a photo of this shepherd bringing his herd here. © F.Dilek Uyar
  • Black and white travel photograph of Daniele Esposito. A woman in the streets of Kyoto, Japan

    Finalist Daniele Esposito

    Finalist Daniele Esposito

    “Folk Song” - Kyoto, Japan
    Folk Song” - A sudden eye-crossing amid the energy of a folk parade, celebrating the cherry blossom season in Kyoto, Japan. © Daniele Esposito
  • Travel photograph by Frank Lassak of the beach and Saltburn Pier, United Kingdom

    Finalist Frank Lassak

    Finalist Frank Lassak

    “Being Wes Anderson” - Saltburn Pier, United Kingdom
    Saltburn Pier is a pier located in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is the last pier remaining in Yorkshire. © Frank Lassak
  • Travel photograph and portrait of a woman in Comoros by Djamil Kemal

    Finalist Djamil Kemal

    Finalist Djamil Kemal

    "Street vendor" - Comoros Portrait of a street peanut vendor, by the road between Moroni and Iconi - Comoros © Djamil Kemal
  • Travel photograph by Alexander Smiley of surfers riding waves at Bronte beach, Australia

    Finalist Alexander Smiley

    Finalist Alexander Smiley

    “Golden offshores” - Sydney, Australia
    Sunrise, double overhead, and glorious offshores - Surfers awaiting the next wave in Bronte Beach in Sydney, Australia. © Alexander Smiley
  • Travel photograph by Trevor Cole of two men surrounded by their cattle walking in Khartoum, Sudan

    Finalist Trevor Cole

    Finalist Trevor Cole

    "Mundari camaraderie” - Khartoum, Sudan
    Two Mundari herders walk hand in hand into the dusk and dust in the blue hour - Khartoum Cattle Camp in South Sudan © Trevor Cole

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Judged by: Matthieu Paley

    French-born photographer Matthieu Paley is a National Geographic photographer and member of The Photo Society.

    Over the last 15 years working as a photographer, Matthieu’s passion for human nature has taken him all over the world, from sharing the life of the last true hunter-gatherers in Tanzania to documenting the isolation of Nauru, the world’s smallest republic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    Exploring themes of remoteness and isolation, his passion to always look “over the next ridge” has provided him with countless opportunities to witness our common humanity.

    Matthieu regularly leads workshops for National Geographic Expeditions and is a lecturer for National Geographic Live. Over the years his work has been exhibited globally and published in numerous magazines including Geo, Newsweek, Time, Outside, and Le Monde.

© James K. Papp
© © James K. Papp
Donell Gumiran - B&W Theme - Photo competition
© Donell Gumiran

Current Theme:
BLACK & WHITE Deadline: 30 November 2020

Street photography, fashion, portrait, conceptual, landscape, documentary: regardless of genres, this month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white images and we encourage photographers working across all genres to share with us their best monochromatic work!⁠

Enter now and show us what you got!


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

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