Travel Award August 2022


  • color portrait photo of a girl and a woman in India by Robi Chakraborty

    Winning Photographer Robi Chakraborty

    Winning Photographer Robi Chakraborty

    “Safina” - Haji Pir, India
    Portrait of a young girl called Safina, along with her aunt, in her hut in Haji Pir. © Robi Chakraborty
  • color street photo of women in Bangkok, Thailand by David Keith Brown

    Second Prize David Keith Brown

    Second Prize David Keith Brown

    “Eyelash Blasters” - Bangkok, Thailand, 2020
    Three women using hair dryers to help cement in place their newly acquired eyelashes in Bangkok, Thailand. © David Keith Brown
  • color portrait photo of Colombian cowboy by Nicolas Castermans

    Third Prize Nicolas Castermans

    Third Prize Nicolas Castermans

    “The Last Andean Cowboys” - Colombia
    Few people know that there are mountains and volcanoes culminating at more than 5000 meters above the sea level in several mountain ranges in Colombia. For centuries, the Colombian people of these lands have lived isolated, relatively far from civilization. But with the development of big cities lower in the valleys, and the promise of a “better” and more comfortable life, the lifestyle of these” Vaqueros” - cowboys - is slowly disappearing. © Nicolas Castermans
  • color portrait photo of a Nenet by Chiara Felmini

    Finalist Chiara Felmini

    Finalist Chiara Felmini

    “Sacha” - Yamal Peninsula, Russia
    Inside the tents of the Nenets (Chum) the man ceases to be the undisputed leader, because this task falls to the woman. But Sacha’s gaze seems to want to underline that he knows all the questions and all the answers, inside and outside the Chum. © Chiara Felmini
  • color street photo in Bangladesh by Drew Hopper

    Finalist Drew Hopper

    Finalist Drew Hopper

    “Untitled” - Banladesh
    © Drew Hopper
  • color drone photo of fish and sharks off the coast of Southampton byJoanna Steidle

    Finalist Joanna Steidle

    Finalist Joanna Steidle

    “Corralling”
    Drone photo taken just off the coast of Southampton NY. This is a school of menhaden fish and most likely spinner sharks. © Joanna Steidle
  • color photo of Women playing volleyball on the Titicaca Lake in Peru by Felicia Simion

    Finalist Felicia Simion

    Finalist Felicia Simion

    “Titicaca” - Peru
    Women playing volleyball on the Titicaca Lake in Peru. © Felicia Simion
  • color photo of men extracting sulfur in Indonesia byGiulio Montini

    Finalist Giulio Montini

    Finalist Giulio Montini

    “Untitled” - Java, Indonesia
    In Indonesia, on the island of Java, there is the Kawah Ijen volcano. In the crater of the volcano these men extract sulfur. A hard and dangerous job. I spent a few hours with them to make a report. © Giulio Montini
  • black and white photo of herder on horse with sheep in Turkey byF. Dilek Uyar

    Finalist F. Dilek Uyar

    Finalist F. Dilek Uyar

    “Sheep Herds” - Bitlis, Turkey
    The dusty and arduous journey of sheep herds in Bitlis, Turkey. Sheep herds do this dusty path to reach the highlands where they graze until the middle of July after milking. The number of sheep herds in Bitlis, Turkey, is decreasing day by day. Animal owners who cannot receive state aid turn to other sources of income by selling their animals. It could be that in 5 years we can’t take these kinds of photos anymore. © F. Dilek Uyar
  • color photo of fishermen in Madagascar by Margo Ryan

    Finalist Margo Ryan

    Finalist Margo Ryan

    “Return” - Madagascar
    Women come to help the fishermen with their pirogues as a storm imminently approaches. Picture taken in Madagascar. © Margo Ryan

Finalists

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  • color portrait of Steve McCurry
    © Steve Mc Curry

    Judge: Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for over three decades and has created a unique collection of work featuring some of the most famous images of our time. McCurry’s work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl so powerful.

    With countless exhibitions around the world to his name, he has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo.

    McCurry has published over a dozen books including The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), Afghanistan (2017), and A Life in Pictures (2018).

Nicolò Taborra
© Nicolò Taborra
color portrait photo of a girl and a woman in India by Robi Chakraborty
© Robi Chakraborty

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Travel Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY
When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


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

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