STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Awards March 2020


  • Street photography in Turkey by photographer Haluk Safi

    Winning Photographer Haluk Safi

    Winning Photographer Haluk Safi

    Title: "Story of Roses" - Turkey
    © Haluk Safi
  • Street photography in London, England by photographer Olesia Kim

    Second Prize Olesia Kim

    Second Prize Olesia Kim

    Title: "Londoners" - Nothing Hills carnival, London, UK
    © Olesia Kim
  • Street photography in Thailand by photographer Sakulchai Sikitkul

    Third Prize Sakulchai Sikitkul

    Third Prize Sakulchai Sikitkul

    Title: “Playground on Children’s Day” - Songkhla, Thailand
    © Sakulchai Sikitkul
  • Street photography in Coney Island, New York, USA by photographer Chris Jones

    Finalist Brad Jones

    Finalist Brad Jones

    Title: "A Fragile Utopia" - Coney Island, New York, USA
    © Brad Jones
  • Street photography in Tibet by photographer Carlos Antonorsi

    Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    Finalist Carlos Antonorsi

    Title: "Fun at the temple" - Kathmandu, Nepal
    The Buddha Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal is one of the largest stupas in the world. On a normal day, you can observe the devout Nepalese people walk all the way around, light a butter lamp and say a little prayer while kids, will always be kids and find an excuse to just play around.
    © Carlos Antonorsi
  • Street photography in Barcelona, Spain by photographer Sergi Escribano

    Finalist Sergi Escribano

    Finalist Sergi Escribano

    Title: "Dance of the Demons" - Barcelona, Spain
    A large group of people protects themselves from the explosions and sparks of the “Correfoc”, while a shirtless man stands there still. Every September one of the most popular Catalan “Correfocs” is taking place in Barcelona for La Mercè, a festivity for the Patron Saint of the city. © Sergi Escribano
  • Street photography in Turkey by photographer Emre Çakmak

    Finalist Emre Çakmak

    Finalist Emre Çakmak

    Title: “The question” - Bolu, Turkey
    The city was covered in snow. I had walked a lot, and I was far away from the city center. I could not feel my hands and feet. When I had stopped walking, I found myself in a “vanishing point”. In this part of the city, there was no sign of life except for two men who had gotten stuck in the snow with their car. The untrodden snow showed the loneliness and desperation that these men were in. © Emre Çakmak
  • Street photography in Myanmar by photographer Min Zaw Mra

    Finalist Min Zaw Mra

    Finalist Min Zaw Mra

    Title: Banmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar, 2019
    © Min Zaw Mra
  • Street photography in New York, USA by photographer Sofia Sebastian

    Finalist Sofia Sebastian

    Finalist Sofia Sebastian

    Title: "Law and order" - New York, USA, 2018
    © Sofia Sebastian
  • Street photography in Haiti by photographer Kristof Vadino

    Finalist Kristof Vadino

    Finalist Kristof Vadino

    Title: Gonaives, Haiti
    © Kristof Vadino

Finalists

1ST PRIZE: Haluk Safi

“We like photographs that take us somewhere we’ve never been before, images that are surprising, enlightening, enigmatic, or amusing. Sometimes it’s the subject itself that’s engaging, sometimes it’s the vision of the photographer—and most often it’s a bit of both. In Turkish photographer Haluk Safi’s photograph, it’s not just the fantastical nature of the puff of smoke clouding the man’s face that intrigues us visually, or the way the plume echoes the moody sky in the background. It’s also the way the smoker seems lost in a fog of his own thoughts, worlds away from the tender family scene unfolding nearby.” —Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

 

2ND PRIZE: Olesia Kim

“Sometimes photographs give the viewer an uncanny sense of being there—a heightened sense of immediacy and intimacy. In this image by Russian photographer Olesia Kim, we are drawn in so close to this complicated, layered scene of women, it’s as if we are part of the gathering. Kim’s street photograph verges on the edge of chaos, yet somehow holds together visually—reminiscent of the still point in a dance—and each time we revisit the image, we can almost hear these women’s voices, we can almost imagine this London street brought to life.” — Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

 

3RD PRIZE: Sakulchai Sikitkul

“A perfectly timed street scene revealing the photographer’s intuition and a great eye for composition. Although children’s playgrounds are notoriously “busy”, to say the least, Sakulchai Sikitkul successfully creates a vivid yet well-balanced photograph where multiple stories are temporarily connected through an invisible thread, all in a single frame.” – The Independent Photographer Editors

 

© Matthieu Paley

Current Theme:
Travel Deadline: 31 August 2020

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!


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