COLOR Award June 2020


  • aerial landscape shot on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia

    Winning Photographer Lainey Foster

    Winning Photographer Lainey Foster

    “Bloom” - New South Wales, Australia⁠
    The ever-beautiful Eden, on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in algal bloom known as a “bioluminescent dinoflagellate”⁠ © Lainey Foster
  • photograph from Kara Kapelnikova of a still life in an airplane

    Second Prize Kara Kapelnikova

    Second Prize Kara Kapelnikova

    "Untitled" - (crumpled up airplane peanuts wrapper)⁠
    © Kara Kapelnikova
  • studio portrait of a boy with his pet snake

    Third Prize JoSon

    Third Prize JoSon

    “Pet project”⁠
    The “Pet” project focuses on children with their pets (this is not a digital composite). I started the project working for a client focusing on ‘traditional’ pets like cats and dogs. I decided to explore my own fears of some of the more exotic animals such as snakes and combined that with my focus on the innocence of children in my photographs. I was determined to pair up the fearlessness that I saw in the children with the adult perception of these animals as being dark and sinister. ⁠ © JoSon
  • Fashion editorial image of two women weraing colorful sports clothes

    Finalist Stepan Chubaev

    Finalist Stepan Chubaev

    From the series “Twice Better” - Saint Petersburg, Russia⁠
    *Andromeda Syndrome is a rare mental disorder that affects people with a fragile soul and bright eyes, as well as those who are acutely aware of the presence of invisible spots on white paper. Those who have experienced attacks compare with the physical struggle of color and form in abstract spaces. Each subsequent image in the series illustrates a new step of pathology, moving away from the real world, and approaching the world of hallucinations.⁠ © Stepan Chubaev
  • Portrait image by of a man and a butterfly in Peru, South America. Photograph by Javier Arcenillas

    Finalist Javier Arcenillas

    Finalist Javier Arcenillas

    “AmA” - Northern Peru⁠
    Under the Amazon basins, at the heart of the jungle is the ravine of the Nanai River. For generations, the indigenous people have worked the environment explored the light on a journey towards a latent reality of the climate, for them that origin is in need of satisfying a basic impulse of the dominion of their cosmos. They are dreams materialized in a hidden place in the jungle. In a meeting of two worlds, their universes divide or intertwine over water or earth, soil and stars, consciousness and matter.⁠ © Javier Arcenillas
  • photograph of a bamboo scaffolding cloaking a Hong Kong building by Tom Leighton

    Finalist Tom Leighton

    Finalist Tom Leighton

    “HK Scaffolding" - Hong Kong⁠
    Impressive bamboo scaffolding cloaking a Hong Kong building. This series of works explores the incredible architecture of Hong Kong. The structures go to extremes of beauty and functionalism and sit so densely packed, they can give the impression of an impenetrable facade.⁠ © Tom Leighton
  • portrait image of a woman dressed in pink by photographer Jean-François Houde

    Finalist Jean-François Houde

    Finalist Jean-François Houde

    "Rose" - Quebec, 2020⁠ © Jean-François Houde
  • photograph of a woman taking a selfie in Miami, Florida

    Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    Wynwood, Miami, Florida⁠
    A woman it taking a selfie in Miami, Florida⁠
    © Carlos Antonorsi
  • color landscape photograph of the Paint Mines in Colorado Springs, USA

    Finalist Kevin Barranco-Perez

    Finalist Kevin Barranco-Perez

    “Wavelengths” - Colorado Springs, USA⁠
    A psychedelic rendition of the Paint Mines in Colorado Springs.⁠ © Kevin Barranco-Perez
  • colourful portrait of a man against the sky

    Finalist Olga Russo

    Finalist Olga Russo

    “JOY” - Italy⁠
    Part of the ongoing “Colorful” project reflecting on the situation of African migrants in Italy today. ⁠ © Olga Russo

Finalists

Jury's Feedback

  • Judged by: Shannon Ghannam

    Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the celebrated agency’s educational programming globally, including the recently launched online learning platform Magnum Learn.

    Shannon has worked in various roles during a 20-year career including Screen Labs, Night Contact photography, and multimedia festival. Previously she managed Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, working to showcase the agency’s multimedia content globally.

    Shannon has collaborated on numerous photographic books, international exhibitions, and multimedia projects including the Emmy award-winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia where she graduated with First Class Honours in Photography.

© 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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