Theme: Color Photography – Competition Judge: Alessia Glaviano
The Color Photography Award aimed to discover and bring exposure to the best contemporary artists working across all photographic fields.
On this occasion, we invited photographers driven by their artistic eye and passion for color to join the competition and celebrate with us the beauty and diversity of color photography.
1ST PRIZE: Mauricio Holc
“It’s a very beautiful portrait. Nothing is out of place, very well lit and composed. I love the colors and the way the uniqueness of Camila Del Campo Grandal is poetically enhanced. ” – Alessia Glaviano, Visual Director of Vogue Italia
2ND PRIZE: Philipp Oberhuber
“This image is magic. I have to say that I often daydream of the mountains, which are my happy place, and through this photograph, I’m able to feel there in a moment suspended in time and space. There is also a sense of mystery, it’s cinematic, and like the frame of a movie, you have the feeling that something is about to happen.” – Alessia Glaviano, Visual Director of Vogue Italia
3RD PRIZE: Vikram Kushwah
“A wonderfully composed group portrait that captivates and intrigues with immediacy. Clad in a litany of textures, patterns and hues – vivid yet vérité – the subjects stare unflinchingly down the lens, whilst their corner placement, and the immaculate framing, (sandwiched between the azure water and the alabaster backdrop), further direct the viewer’s attention.“ – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Alessia Glaviano
Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
She has worked with a wide range of international photographers over the years and she is responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative online platform where users can share their own photographs under the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors. Alessia is also responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
In addition to her editorial and curatorial activities, Alessia teaches master’s courses at the Istituto 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.